We are a potato loving family and these Sour Cream and Garlic Mashed Potatoes are the best! I love garlic, so I think it gives them a nice little pop of flavor, and the sour cream, butter, and milk makes them so creamy. It puts me in mind of my favorite quote about potatoes:
“What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.”
-A. A. Milne (author of Winnie the Pooh)
I’m pretty sure I’ve used that quote in a potato post before, but it’s true so it bears repeating.
Place a pot of water on the stove to boil. Peel and slice about 4 cups of potatoes. Add the potatoes to the boiling water and cook until tender.
Drain and add the other ingredients. Allow the butter a minute or two to soften before you begin mashing.
Sour Cream and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
4 cups peeled and sliced white potatoes
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup milk
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Peel and slice 4 cups of potatoes (about 3 large) and place in the boiling water to cook.
Cook until soft, about 20 minutes. Drain and return to pot, then add all other ingredients. Allow the butter to soften for about a minute then mash with a potato masher, fork, or electric mixer.