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Sour cream mashed potatoes

  • Preparation Time30 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
1.5kg boiling potatoes, peeled
Salt
375ml milk
90g unsalted butter
120ml sour cream
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1) Cut the potatoes into 2.5cm cubes and place them in a large pan. Cover with cold water and add enough salt so the water tastes quite salty. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 to 12 minutes, until the potatoes fall apart easily when pierced with a fork.

2) Meanwhile, heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan, making sure it does not boil. Set aside until the potatoes are done.

3) As soon as the potatoes are tender, drain them in a colander. Place a food mill fitted with a small disc/blade over a glass bowl. Process the potatoes through the food mill, turning the handle back and forth to force the potatoes through the disc.

4) As soon as the potatoes are mashed, slowly whisk in enough of the hot milk/butter mixture to make the potatoes very creamy. Add 2 tsp of salt and the sour cream and pepper and whisk to combine. Taste for seasoning and serve hot.

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