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Sour Cream Smashed Potatoes

Sour Cream Smashed PotatoesSmashed potatoes are mashed potatoes with lumps of potato intentionally left to for texture. There is no need to top these flavorful potatoes with gravy, they're perfect served as is.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 medium russet potatoes
Water as needed
2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley leaves
Additional kosher or sea salt, if needed
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Peel and cut potatoes into 1 1/2-inch chunks and place in a medium saucepan, rinse with cold water and drain well.
  2. Add enough cold water to just cover potatoes and the 2 teaspoons salt; bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain off the cooking water from the potatoes, leaving potatoes in saucepan. Add the butter and sour cream and using a potato masher or wooden spoon, mash the mixture leaving some lumps for the "smashed potato effect"; stir in parsley. Taste and season with additional salt, if needed, and black pepper as desired.
  4. Serve hot.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 297.8 calories; 41% calories from fat; 13.9g total fat; 33.0mg cholesterol; 707.4mg sodium; 935.4mg potassium; 39.8g carbohydrates; 2.8g fiber; 1.4g sugar; 37.0g net carbs; 5.6g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Cantil; copyright © 1999; property of See Terms of Use.