With the holidays coming up, I thought it'd be a good time to get a classic comfort food posted in here. These mashed potatoes are nice and creamy, with enough flavor that they can be eaten by themselves. No gravy necessary.
4 large Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
16 oz. sour cream
3 T. fresh chives, chopped
Salt and pepper
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add the roughly cubed potatoes. Boil until soft enough that a knife stuck into the middle of a cube comes back out without effort. Drain the water and roughly mash the potatoes. Add sour cream and chives, and mash with a potato masher or the back of a large spoon until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste, serve warm.
This may not be the healthiest way to make mashed potatoes, but it definitely comes out wonderfully. It's always great to have these as a side to a wide variety of dishes, particularly steak or Thanksgiving turkey.