Carolina Low Country Potatoes


Serves a very large gathering


  • 9 - 10 medium - large Irish/Russet potatoes
  • 1 medium to large Yam
  • Milk (enough to mash all potatoes)
  • Sour Cream (about 1/2 pint for this amount of potatoes)
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese (about 1 cup for this amount of potatoes)
  • Chopped Green Onions
  • Caraway Seeds (probably about 1 tsp, or so)
  • Fennel Seeds (probably about 1 tsp, or so)
  • Dash of Cinnamon (optional)


Boil all potatoes to desired tenderness for proper mashing.  Add enough milk (or chicken broth if preferred) to mash.  Stir in sour cream, Grated Cheese, Chopped Green Onions, Caraway Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Cinnamon.

Serve Hot


[note from Myrl:  This recipe is something I adapted from other Carolina Low Country recipes.  I am one of those cooks, who doesn't own a set of measuring spoons.  The recipe is forgiving, and very adaptable.  I've added diced red and green peppers, sliced olives and other ingredients at times.