About 10 years ago, I was introduced to heavenly mashed potatoes by my friends Kate and Rob. These potatoes are good “plain” or smothered in gravy. Back then, I loved them, but I was just sure that they were TOO rich to be good for me. I decided to indulge just on the holidays.
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they ARE good for me, and that I can indulge any time. In fact, these potatoes are much MORE healthy this way than they are plain.
Adding healthy fats to potatoes helps me digest the “fat-soluble” vitamins in the potatoes and in the other foods you consume on a holiday.
Most of the nutrients in potatoes are just under the skin, so I don’t always peel them. Just wash them real good, then chop them in small pieces so they cook quickly.
Sinfully Scrumptious Mashed Potatoes
- 8 medium potatoes, washed and chopped
- 1/2 stick butter
- 16 oz. sour cream or (even better) 2 cups creme freche
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- Handful of chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
Boil potatoes in salted water for 20-30 minutes or until fork tender. Drain. Add all other ingredients and mash gently. Serve immediately, “as is” or covered in gravy.