Monday, November 29, 2010

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes were totally experimental, but I must say they were delicious! Potatoes are the highlight for me. I usually just toss in a little of this and a little of that, and this wasn't much different. But I think I remember what I added more or less so that this divine creation may be duplicated. Unfortunately the only picture I have is of the entire feast. I'm sure you've seen what mashed potatoes look like. These didn't look  much different, but the flavor was better than most.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
7-8 lbs. potatoes
1 head garlic
olive oil
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste

Chop off the top of the head of garlic so the tips of the individual cloves are exposed. Place head of garlic on a sheet of foil and drizzle with olive oil. Fold up the sides of the foil and bunch at the top. Put garlic package in the oven with turkey for 45 min-1 hour. While garlic is cooking, peel potatoes and chop into small pieces. Add potatoes to large pot of boiling water that has been salted. Cook potatoes until they are very tender. Once potatoes are done, drain off the water and return the potatoes to the pot. Open your garlic package and squeeze out cloves into a bowl. (You may need to wait a few minutes so the garlic is cool enough to manage.) Mash the garlic with a fork then add to the potatoes. Add the other ingredients and mix with your beaters until they are smooth. Serve with gravy.
This made enough for 6 adults with lots of leftovers.


stephanie joy said...

Ok, so are you ready for this healthy recipe?? :) 1 box powdered sugar (that might be like 3 cups), 1/2 cup butter, 2 tbsp hot water, flavored oil of your choice (however many drops you want. i divide the recipe so i can have different bowls of different flavors/colors), coloring... mix with hands til you get desired consistency. roll into little balls and dip in fine sugar then press into molds and pop them out on parchment to harden for 24 hours. You can refrigerate/freeze when done.

stephanie joy said...

Also this potato recipe sounds great! I make Sharon Smith's make ahead mashed potatoes every year. Very yummy too!

Carly said...

I did almost the exact same thing this year, only my recipe said to add buttermilk and it gave it a funny taste, but the roasted garlic part was amazing. Next time I'm stickin with cream!

Julie said...

Steph, I love Sharon's potatoes! I made those last year, but didn't have the fridge space to make them ahead of time this year. Thanks for the mint recipe!

Carly, what can I say? Great minds think alike!