Many different flavors can be stirred in to these delicious mashed potatoes. Try crumbled blue cheese, caramelized onions, chopped bacon, roasted garlic and/or horseradish for your own "ultimate" creation.
Yields: 8 servings (6 cups)
2 lbsyukon gold potatoes, medium-sized
2 tbspkosher salt
1 1/4 cupsbuttermilk
3/4 cupsbutter, or to taste
1 cupsour cream
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
3 green onions, chopped (optional)
1Wash the potatoes well (leave them whole) and place in a 4 qt. sauce pot or dutch oven and cover by one inch with cold water. Add the 2 tablespoons kosher salt and bring to a boil.
2Reduce heat and simmer for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes are easily pierced through with a paring knife. The time will depend on the size of the potatoes. If you need to, turn off the heat and cover the pan and the potatoes will wait for you for up to 1 hour.
3Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Mash along with the buttermilk and butter to your preferred consistency. Or you may place in a stand mixer with a flat paddle and mix on low to mash.
4Stir in the sour cream and salt and pepper to taste. Remove to a warm serving bowl and sprinkle with the chopped green onion. Enjoy!
My family orders this from me by the pan-ful if I'm not hosting the holiday dinner...