garlicy mashed potatoes

These garlicy mashed potatoes will melt in your mouth and warm your insides. They are great for a crowd or a side to a savory dinner. Leftovers are just as tasty.

 

Serves: 6 guests

Tools:

Large stock pot

hand blender or potato masher

pairing knife

cutting board

Ingredients:

6 large russet potatoes, thoroughly washed

4-6 garlic cloves, depending on how garlicy you like your mash

1/8 to 1/3 cup full cream milk or cooking cream

4-6 TBSP butter

Fresh cracked pepper

Course sea salt

For the potatoes:

Wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly. Using a pairing knife remove skins from potatoes. Rough chop into quarters.

Finely diced garlic and set aside.

Fill a large stock pot with water. Add potatoes. Salt the water to taste. Bring to a boil. Boil until potatoes can be easily pierced through with a fork.

Drain the potatoes.

With the potatoes in the stock pot add garlic, butter and cream a little at a time with salt and pepper. While adding in these ingredients mash or blend the potatoes until your desired taste and consistency are achieved.

I blended mine with a hand blender and they came out creamy and light. The background flavors of butter and garlic just put these over the top.  The whole family was asking for seconds.

Garlicy mashed potatoes make a delicious dinner side for roasted chicken and sweet rolls.

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