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09/26/2009

Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

Filed under: Uncategorized — sunfloursweets @ 10:34 pm

I thought it was time to share a recipe that does not fall into the dessert category.  Garlic mashed potatoes is one of my most favorite comfort foods.  I promise you will not be disappointed; they are so delicious!  There are two things I really like about this recipe.  The first is that it uses red potatoes; I really like the flavor of red potatoes for this compared to other kinds.  Most recipes use minced garlic in the already mashed potatoes, while this recipe boils whole garlic cloves with the potatoes.  I would recommend making the mashed potatoes as the recipe states and then adding minced garlic only if you are not satisfied with the intensity of the garlic.  If you would like to make it a bit healthier, substitute the heavy whipping cream for fat-free milk.  This is a no-gravy-needed recipe for mashed potatoes, so I like to go all-out and use the whipping cream!  Also, if you have any fresh basil, that is excellent in the recipe as well.  Grab some steaks to make a meal and enjoy!

Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

  • 8 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream, warmed
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese (or a little extra 🙂 )

Place potatoes and garlic in large saucepan; cover with water.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are very tender.  Drain well.  Add the butter, milk and salt; mash.  Stir in parmesan cheese and serve.

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