Well it finally happened – I ordered food on Amazon Prime. It was only a matter of time.
What did you get? You might be wondering. Swiss dark chocolate? Himalayan sea salt? Organic coffee imported bean by bean from a remote mountain village in Timbuktu?
I ordered chips, ok?! A box of 24 personal-sized bags of Plentils, to be exact. What can I say, my love for the crunchy stuff knows no bounds and thanks to Amazon Prime, no shipping charges either. What an exciting time to snack!
Anyway, the variety pack (I couldn’t make up my mind,) came jam packed with four tasty flavors: Plain (not that exciting, but unbelievable with Sabra’s French Onion Dip,) Margherita Pizza (see previous tragic encounter with a full-sized bag,) Parmesan Garlic (outrageously delicious,) and Dill and Sour Cream. I was excited about every flavor equally until I pulled out the Dill and Sour Cream. DILL AND SOUR CREAM, people!
Raise your hand if Sour Cream and Onion is your ride or die potato chip flavor? I’m raising my hand to the point of no return. Heck, anything sour cream and onion has always had my name written all over it. My Mom used to drag my brothers and me to the now defunct Venture store (RIP) and we’d tag along only because of her promise to let us buy individual bags of Sour Cream and Onion microwave popcorn for family movie night each Friday. I specifically remember licking extra sour cream and onion seasoning from the bowl whilst watching Fantasia, it was so good. The popcorn, not the movie. What kind of mental state were the writers in while storyboarding, I wonder?
Anyway, things are about to turn around because there’s a new flavor combo in town – dill and sour cream. Delicate, feathery dill paired with the subtle tang of sour cream. It’s awesome, man. Not only on the Plentil chips from my variety box that’s begging to be put on Prime’s Subscribe and Save program, but in these rich and creamy, yet surprisingly light, and over the top EASY Sour Cream and Dill Mashed Potatoes!
These luxurious and creamy mashed potatoes paired perfectly with the Herb and Caper Crusted Salmon I posted earlier this week or, if you’re looking to jazz things up at Thanksgiving this year, they’d make a fine addition to your holiday table.
I love the subtle fresh dill flavor in here – maybe because I can relate to it a bit. Dill’s not always the first herb you think of when perusing the aisles, taking a back seat to bold basil and rosemary, but it’s a surprising and welcome addition that brings a bit of unique flavor. Ok, maybe I’m giving myself a little too much credit, but fresh dill in sour cream-laced mashed potatoes? It’s a very good thing!
Start by adding 2lbs peeled then chopped Yukon Gold potatoes into a big pot of salted, cold water with 2 peeled garlic cloves. I use Yukon Golds because they’re Ben’s favorite, plus they make for a fantastically smooth and creamy final product. Boil until the potatoes are tender then drain and return them to the hot pot, and then stir to make sure all the water has evaporated.
Next add 1/3 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup milk (any kind – I used unsweetened almond milk,) 3 Tablespoons butter (or more – I’m not the butter police!) salt, and pepper then mash until smooth. Finally, stir in 1 Tablespoon minced fresh dill.
Since a little bit of dill goes a long way, and you only need 1 Tablespoon chopped dill for this recipe, try including a few other dill-required dishes into your meal planning around the time you purchase a bunch. I suggest the aforementioned herb-crusted salmon (which, by the way, is SO good cold and on salads!) this lovely soup, or this craveable pasta.
I could face plant into this deliciousness!
Either pop a lid on top of the pot to keep warm or serve it up right away!
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Dill and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
If you love sour cream and onion potato chips than you'll flip for Sour Cream and Dill Mashed Potatoes. An easy and delicious gluten-free side dish!
- 2lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled then chopped
- 2 cloves peeled garlic
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- salt and pepper
- 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- Add potatoes and garlic cloves to a large pot of cold, salted water. Bring to a boil then cook until potatoes are tender. Drain then add potatoes back to the hot pot and stir to make sure all the water has evaporated. Add sour cream, milk, butter, salt, and pepper then mash until smooth. Stir in fresh dill then serve.
Slightly adapted from Taste of Home
This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://buzzpur.info.
I’m telling you – if you crave sour cream and onion flavors like I do, you’ll flip for these Sour Cream and Dill Mashed Potatoes. So simple, yet full of flavor. Enjoy!