- 2 1/2 pounds baking potatoes peeled, and cut into 1" cubes
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
In a saucepan combine potatoes with enough water to cover by 1 inch and add 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until potatoes are fork-tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Drain potatoes in a colander. Add butter and milk to the saucepan and heat until butter is melted. Return potatoes to the saucepan, add sour cream, and mash with a potato masher until desired smoothness is achieved. Season with more salt (if necessary) and black pepper. Stir in chopped basil and serve immediately.
This recipe yields 4 servings.