CREAMY GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

By   March 17, 2016

 

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I’m sure that everybody knows how to cook Potatoes, one way or the other. Mashed Potatoes are like comfort food for many people, and everybody does it differently. I’d like to show you how I make Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes that are full of flavor and are very delicious. To achieve the best flavor, always pick smooth, well-shaped, firm potatoes.

Ingredients:

  • 10-12  medium size potatoes, peeled (I prefer Yukon Gold for it’s rich creamy potato flavor)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon salt or to taste
  • fresh dill to garnish (optional)

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Fill the large bowl with icy cold water. Peel potatoes and submerge them in cold water to avoid discoloration and loss of nutritional value. One by one take potatoes out of the water and cut  in 1-inch cubes, immediately returning them into cold water. Rinse until the water runs clear. Fill medium saucepan with enough water to cover potatoes. Over high heat, bring to boil.

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Reduce heat to low, collect foam, and season with salt. Cover potatoes and let simmer for about 20 minutes or until fork tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, over medium-high heat melt butter.

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Add garlic, stir for 30 seconds, and then add milk. Bring to boil, turn off heat.

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When potatoes are ready, drain and mash them, and then add milk mixture. Mix well.

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Garnish with fresh dill. All ready to enjoy! And if it happens that you have leftovers, try making these potato fritters, which are quick and easy lunch fix, and a perfect makeover for your extra mashed potatoes. There you have it!

Mashed Potatoes/ Vera's Cooking/ Verascooking.com/

CREAMY GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

CREAMY GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

Ingredients

  • 10-12 medium size potatoes, peeled (I prefer Yukon Gold for it's rich creamy potato flavor)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon salt or to taste
  • fresh dill to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Fill the large bowl with icy cold water. Peel potatoes and submerge them in cold water to avoid discoloration and loss of nutritional value. One by one take potatoes out of the water and cut in 1-inch cubes, immediately returning them into cold water. Rinse until the water runs clear. Fill medium saucepan with enough water to cover potatoes. Over high heat, bring to boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low, collect foam, and season with salt. Cover potatoes and let simmer for about 20 minutes or until fork tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, over medium-high heat melt butter.
  4. Add garlic, stir for 30 seconds, and then add milk. Bring to boil, turn off heat.
  5. When potatoes are ready, drain and mash them, and then add milk mixture. Mix well.
  6. Garnish with fresh dill. All ready to enjoy!

9 Comments on “CREAMY GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

  1. Rayan

    Very innovative and quick dish for me, i never tried mashed potato like this but i am sure it will be test good same as it looks in pictures here, thanks for sharing and beautiful illustration step by step.

    1. Vera Post author

      Thank you so much Rayan! Those pictures don’t even do justice, Mashed Potatoes are just that good! If you try it, let me know how you liked it, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. 😀

  2. Fae's Twist & Tango

    We owe a lot to the people of Americas who introduced potato to the rest of the world. Although I don’t eat much potatoes (starch calories), I LOVE potatoes. I have appreciated all your potato dishes, and this one is just as special, dear Vera! 🙂

    1. Vera Post author

      Thank you Fae! 🙂 When I was growing up, my mom was getting pretty creative with potatoes, because sometimes it was all that we had. To this day, potatoes are a big part of our cuisine.

  3. Angie

    I love mashed potatoes! I love potatoes, period 🙂 But would you believe I’ve never made garlic mashed potatoes? It’s time to correct that oversight, starting with this recipe!

    1. Vera Post author

      Oh you’re going to love it Angie! Its like the best mashed potatoes in a world! 😀

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