You must have mashed potatoes and gravy for Thanksgivings in July. But what about the diet? Inspired by a Cooks Illustrated recipe for “Lighter Mashed Potatoes” but simplified. About 200 calories per serving with only 2 gms. of fat so really a healthy side.
Notes: I used Yukon Gold potatoes but any would do.
Tools: Hand mixer
Ingredients: (for three servings)
3 Medium potatoes pealed and cut into approximately 1 inch pieces
1 t butter
2 T low fat sour cream
1/4 to 1/3 cup skim milk
salt and pepper (keep it light)
1) Peal and cut potatoes. Place in medium sauce pan.
2) Add enough water cover potatoes by 1 inch and add 1 teaspoon table salt.
3) Bring to boil an high and then decrease to simmer and partly cover. Cook until fork tender. About 18-20 minutes.
4) Drain water, add butter, sour cream and about 1/4 cup milk. Mix on low with hand held electric mixer. Add a bit more milk as needed to get desire consistency. Also salt and pepper to taste. Go light on the salt.
5) Serve hot.
3 Medium potatoes pealed and cut into approximately 1 inch pieces1 t butter2 T low fat sour cream1/4 to 1/3 cup skim milk salt and pepper (keep it light)
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3 servings
April 24, 2011