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Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Once you have added this cooking with garlic recipes to a menu that features a grilled steak or a crisp crusted, roast rack of lamb, you will never go back to plain mashed potatoes again,  unless, of course garlic is not high on your list of favorite flavors. This is very simple to cook.

Makes 6 servings

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter

  • 2 small head garlic, separated into cloves, boiled in water to cover for 5 minutes, drained and peeled

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

  • 3 large baking potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a small skillet over very low heat. Add the garlic, cover and cook, shaking the skillet from time tot time to keep the cloves from sticking and burning, until very tender, 25 or 30 minutes. Raised the heat to high and stir in the cream. Cook 1 minute longer.

  2. Pour the garlic and reduced cream into a blender or food processor and process until smooth.

  3. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes in a medium size saucepan of salted water to cover until tender, up to 20 minutes. Drain the cooked potatoes. Push them through a ricer or mash with a potato masher until fluffy. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Beat the garlic puree into the potatoes and season well with salt and pepper. Stir in the parsley.

  4. Spoon the mashed potatoes into a medium size saucepan. Dry over very low heat, stirring form time tot time until the potatoes are thick and smooth. Be careful not to scorch them on the bottom. Serve very hot.

Note: these potatoes can be made ahead of time and reheated, covered, in the microwave for 2 minutes on high.

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