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You can’t cook? Here is a side dish you can still bring to the table: Mashed Potatoes


  • 3-4 lb. potatoes ( russets and Yukon Golds)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper



  1. In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook until totally soft, 18 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to the pot.
  2. Use a potato masher to mash potatoes until they are smooth.
  3. While you are doing that, in a small saucepan, melt the butter and milk until warm.
  4. Pour over warm milk-butter mixture and stir until it’s completely creamy.
  5. Add sour cream and stir until combined.
  6. Season mashed potatoes generously with salt and pepper.
  7. Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl and top with the remaining two tablespoons of butter.
  8. Season with extra pepper before your serve it. 
Joy is a senior at Clark University majoring in Management on a data analytics and marketing track with a minor in Community Youth and Education Studies. She loves going on road trips and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys trying various cultural cuisines (Indian food is her favorite **Chicken saag with a side of naan please**) and has an obsession with going to Morocco.
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