The Best Mashed Potatoes

best mashed potatoes recipe



  1. Place the potato chunks, garlic, 1 tablespoon salt, and bay leaf in a stockpot and cover with water.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain the potatoes and immediately place them back into the hot pot. Discard the bay leaf, then stir the potatoes for one to two minutes over low heat until the water cooks away and the potatoes are dry.
  4. Add the sour cream, butter, milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper.
  5. Mash with potato masher until smooth. Serve immediately.