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Mr. L's Mashed Potatoes


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  • 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 large rosemary sprigs
  • 3 to 5 cloves garlic (depending how big they are)


Servings 4
Adapted from


Step 1

Put all the dairy in a dish and allow it to come to room temperature
Fill a large pot 2/3 full of salted water. Add the peppercorns, garlic and rosemary. Bring to a rolling boil and remove the rosemary, then add the potatoes.

Boil until the potatoes are very soft, then drain them and put them back in the pot - garlic and peppercorns and all. Let them sit and steam for about 5 minutes.

Add the dairy and mash until creamy. I use a hand masher but you could use a hand mixer as well. Serve with a steak and a big glass of good red wine!


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