Blog number two.... it might explain my current lack of enthusiasm for blog number 1

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

patato patoto

I am a carb-oholic, I would never last on atkins.

This mashed potato recipe is perfect! I subbed 1/2 cup of fat free milk for the 2 tablespoons of light sour cream and achieved great results without altering the calorie count. I left the skins on, but actually think the end result would be better without them. They all kind of clumped at the bottom of my stand mixer bowl anyway. Sprinkled lots of salt and pepper, this mashed potato recipe is not only fool proof but taste proof. You have no idea you are eating a healthy side! And with only 178 calories per 3/4 cup, you could easily sprinkle some cheese on top and not feel guilty.

I usually boil my potatoes with a chicken bouillon cube, but was running low and opted not to. I think it would of given them even more flavor, so if you have an extra one, throw it in!

Mashed Potatoes
recipe and picture courtesy of

3 pounds baking potatoes (about 8 potatoes), peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
Salt to taste
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, heated
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
Freshly ground pepper to taste

1. Place potatoes in a large heavy pot and cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, until tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
2. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. Off the heat, mash potatoes, adding enough hot broth to make a smooth puree. Stir in sour cream and season with salt and pepper.

PS - this is my 100th post; YAY!


That Girl said...

I do believe that chicken broth is definitely a secret way to make amazing potatoes!

Jaime said...

Congrats on your 100th post!! I've never put chicken broth in my mashed potatoes. I'll have to try that.

Nicole said...

Congrats on your 10ooth post! I recently had mine as well! And the potatoes... Well sour cream is soooo good in mashed potatoes.

deLa said...

jaime - definately do the chicken broth. if i mane instant potatoes, i will drop a chicken cube into the water/milk mixture while im waiting for it to boil. it just adds so much!!

nicole - i love sour cream in them too, but one time i was out of milk and ised it instead thinking why not we do it on baked potatoes. well my husband was pretty grossed out when he took his first bite. ha ha so i cant do that anymore. my favorite thing to put in them is garlic herb cream cheese, but that isnt exactly waist friendly.