Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sour Cream and Onion Mashed Potatoes

Put your diet resolutions on hold for just one more meal! This side dish is inspired by one of the most popular flavors of potato chips in America: Sour Cream & Onion. I’ll confess it was born out of my desire to use up the last of my sour cream and my green onions before they went bad. However, once I tried these potatoes, I was hooked! Starchy-sweet potatoes make a perfect base for crunchy, earthy and slightly spicy green onions and tart, rich sour cream.

Sour Cream & Onion Mashed Potatoes

2 1/2 lbs. potatoes, cut into large cubes
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
3 T butter
7 green onions, sliced*

1. Add potatoes to a heavy bottomed pot, then water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook, covered, until potatoes are fork tender. Meanwhile cut the butter into 1/2 T pieces.
2. Drain nearly all of the water out. Sprinkle the butter pieces across the potatoes equally. Mash the potatoes, starting all around the outer edge of the pot and working your way into the center in a spiral. Halfway through add milk & sour cream.
3. Add salt & pepper to taste and fold in green onions.

*slice the paler parts closer to the root and discard the papery dark green tops