Classic Mashed Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 28 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 13 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

3 pounds boiling potatoes, such as Yukon Gold

Kosher salt

1 1/2 cups whole milk

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Peel the potatoes, cut them into 1-inch cubes and place them in a large pot of boiling salted water. Simmer uncovered for 10 to 12 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Drain the potatoes in a colander and then return them to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan until the butter is melted.
  3. Using a hand held mixer, break the potatoes up and at low speed slowly add the hot milk/butter mixture to make the potatoes very creamy. Add the sour cream, 2 teaspoons of salt and the pepper and whisk to combine. Serve hot.