Rustic Mashed Potatoes

I like my mashed potatoes with the peel and with chunks of actual cooked potato (and only partly because I’m too lazy to peel them). This may not be a popular opinion, but super smooth mashed potatoes really freak me out— maybe it’s a texture thing or perhaps I just suck at making them. Who knows. So… I opt for a simpler “rustic” mashed potato dish!

These are also an excellent topper for my Leftover Turkey Pie!

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Rustic Mashed Potatoes

Makes: 6-8 servings

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Ingredients:
  • 3lbs Russet Potatoes
  • 4oz salted butter
  • 8oz sour cream
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 3 tbls chopped chives for garnish

Instructions:
  1. Cut potatoes into 2" chunks and add to a large stockpot.
  2. Fill pot with cold water and half teaspoon of salt. The water should cover the potatoes by at least an inch.
  3. Cover and bring water to a boil.
  4. Boil for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced by a fork.
  5. Remove from heat and carefully strain the hot water. Rinse potatoes with cool water and return to pot.
  6. Turn heat to low and add sour cream, salt, and butter to pot with potatoes.
  7. Mash the potatoes into your desired consistency.
  8. Taste for seasoning and top with fresh cracked pepper and chives.