Mashed potatoes are a staple at every family dinner in our house. Holidays, birthdays, family get-togethers…. But even if a recipe is a traditional part of your family gatherings, it’s fun to spice them up and try new things.
This creamed red potatoes recipe has “just a little more” spice than some of the other potato recipes that I’ve tried. The dill adds a different taste. I’ve also been known to add a drop of oregano essential oil to the boiling water when cooking the potatoes.
Whether you’re serving this as a new dish to bring to your Thanksgiving dinner or just a side for your next family meal, this recipe might become your new favorite mashed potato recipe. It’s one of those recipes that’s simple to make, tastes great, and can be modified based on your family’s preferences.
When making this recipe, feel free to play with the herbs and spices. My daughter complains that her vitamins are too spicy on her tongue, but she expects garlic in everything. Depending on your family’s taste buds, you may want to add more or less dill, garlic, and pepper.
Creamed Red Potatoes with Herbs
12 small new red potatoes
2 heaping tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons red onions, minced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper, coarsely ground
1/2 teaspoon basil
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
Clean the potatoes well with cold water. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover totally with water. Place the pan on high heat and bring to a quick boil. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking the potatoes 12 minutes or until tender.
Rinse the potatoes under cold water and drain. Put the potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sour cream. Add the minced onions, garlic powder, basil, and pepper. Stir to incorporate the ingredients and mash the potatoes to your desired creaminess.
Sprinkle the top of the potatoes with the dill and parsley just before serving.