Simply Smashed Red Potatoes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 210.9
  • Total Fat: 13.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.9 mg
  • Sodium: 100.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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I loooooove mashed potatoes! Perhaps I can't eat them all the time, but they sure are a nice treat. :) [Created 2008-03-04.] I loooooove mashed potatoes! Perhaps I can't eat them all the time, but they sure are a nice treat. :) [Created 2008-03-04.]
Number of Servings: 4


    * 1 lb. Red Potatoes, skins left on and cut into chunks
    * 4 cloves Garlic, each cut in two

    * 1/4 cup Butter, salted
    * 1/4 cup Milk, 2%
    * 1/8 cup Sour Cream, full fat
    * Fresh-ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper, to taste [NOT included in nutritional information!!!]


1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and garlic cloves, and cook until tender but still firm, about 10 minutes. Drain, and return to stove-top over low heat.
2. Combine the butter, milk, sour cream, salt, and pepper in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat over medium heat for a minute or two, just so you're not adding cold ingredients to the hot mashed potatoes. Don't heat too high or too long, or you'll curdle the dairy!
3. Add the warmed dairy and spice mixture to the pot of potatoes on the stove-top. Mash together by hand until smooth and creamy. (It's nice to have a few small lumps, so I don't recommend beating with an electric mixer for this recipe - it tends to get 'gluey', for lack of a better word!)
4. Makes 4 'servings', each about two 1/3-cup scoops (2/3 cup each serving). Enjoy! :)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CURVES_N_CURLS.

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was so good, I added about 1/3 cup of shredded cheese and sprinkled it over top. It only added 37.6 calories , 3.1g fats, and another 2.3g protein. - 5/1/08

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I left out the butter and milk and used FF sour cream Loved them!!!! - 4/28/08

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    Love Mashed Red Potatoes with skins left on ... this is a great recepie ... the only mashed potatoes I will make anymore - 11/3/08

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    I used 1% milk, promise margarine instead of butter,and left out the sour cream and substitued it with another 1/4 cup of 1% milk and they came out great! - 3/29/08