Thursday, June 28, 2012

Easy Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes!

Mashed potatoes are a good thing, a very good thing indeed. Sometimes I add sour cream or cream cheese, or Cheddar, or whatever is in the kitchen sink. Just kidding...but one thing is for sure, I ALWAYS add butter, and lots of it! And I always add buttermilk, it gives them the slightest tang and the most wonderfully creamy texture...Mmmmm.....

Ingredients for four servings:
6 medium potatoes (I used red) peeled and cut into two inch cubes
3/4 stick of butter (remember, it's good stuff)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 to 1/3 cup buttermilk                                                            

Place the potatoes in a pot of cold water as you peel and chop them. The cold water keeps them from turning brown. Bring the potatoes to a rapid boil on high heat. Reduce the heat to medium high and cook until tender, about fifteen minutes.

Drain the potatoes and set them aside. Butter the bowl you're going to use and leave the rest of the butter in the bottom of the bowl. Add the potatoes and mash them with a potato masher or fork, until they're at the consistency you like.

Add the salt, pepper and buttermilk and continue to mash and stir until they're creamy.

Like this :)

Now, if you have left over meat loaf, then you're lucky, heat it up, make some mushroom gravy and pour it up over those potatoes. I know, I get a little crazy with gravy sometimes...

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