Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Garlic Mashed potatoes

I absolutely love Garlic Mashed potates.. I've finally figured out how to make them as good as the restaurants. The key is to roast your garlic first... I went to youtube and typed in how to roast garlic, there are many videos. But I will try to explain it here too!! Yum!

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

1 whole bulb roasted garlic (roast ahead of time)

4 or 5 medium sized potatoes (can use regular idaho potatoes but red potatoes are best)
2 or 3 heaping Tablespoons Sour cream
1/2 cube Butter
Milk (approx. 1/2 cup)
Salt and pepper to taste

To roast garlic, cut the pointy end of the whole bulb of garlic off (appox. 1/2 inch, you want to expose the top of all the cloves) Then set the garlic on a sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle a good amount of olive oil on the cut side and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Crinkle up the sides of the foil to enclose the garlic and roast in 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Let cool.

Peel and wash potatoes (I don't bother peeling red potatoes). Cut and place in pan, cover with water and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Bring to boil and simmer until tender (about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the pieces)
Drain off water, add butter, sourcream , and squeeze out the roasted garlic. (should just pinch right out of the skins.) Mash with potatoe masher. Warm the milk and add about half, then mix with electric mixer until smooth. May need to add more milk as you're mixing till you get right consistency.

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