Sour Cream & Chive Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes are easy enough to make for a busy weeknight, yet different enough for a holiday or special occasion.
I generally only make these Sour Cream & Chive Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes during the holidays, but they’re so tasty and easy enough to make, I don’t know why I don’t make them more often.
Yukon Gold are potatoes that have a smooth skin and yellow flesh. According to Wikipedia, they were developed in Ontario, Canada and not even introduced into the market until 1980. I like to use these potatoes every now and then as they have a slightly sweet flavor and taste great with added sour cream and chives. ~Enjoy!
- 8 Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled and cut into 2-3" chunks
- 1/4 c . Sour Cream
- 3 tbsp . Butter
- 2 tbsp . Chives chopped
- Kosher Salt to taste
- Fresh Ground Pepper
- Add potatoes to a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, and cook until potatoes are tender with a fork, approximately 15 minutes. Drain water and return the potatoes to the pan. Add the sour cream, butter, chives, salt and pepper to potatoes. Mix together with an electric mixer or potato masher until the butter has melted and most of the lumps are gone.