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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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 Do perfect mashed potatoes exist? Many times I had thought that they were here, in my kitchen, ready to be eaten, only to find that they were less than worthy to be called perfect.

Plus, there are so many types of mashed potatoes, everyone has different preferences. Skin on, w/out skin, chunky or smooth, garlic or creamy. I am sure there are a lot more types. For me, I love a smooth creamy mashed potato. You can throw some garlic in there if you’d like.

This easy recipe is as good as Garlic Mashed Potatoes get. It is the perfect accompaniment to any dish and really tastes delicious!

Delicious Rating: Home cooks can master a great mashed potato recipe, so this is for you! The garlic flavor is not too strong nor too mild but just enough so as not to overwhelm the meal. This is definitely my go to Mashed Potato Recipe. Please share your recipe with me if you have found the ‘Perfect Mashed Potato Recipe’!

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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Recipe type: Side Dish
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Yields: 4-6 Sides
 
Perfect side dish in a Ham dinner.
Ingredients
  • 4 pounds yukon gold potatoes, quartered
  • 8 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cups warm milk
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil a large pot of water.
  2. Add first 3 ingredients and cook over medium heat for 18 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender.
  3. Drain all and return to pot; cooking for 2 minutes to get all the moisture out.
  4. Peel the potatoes and put through a potato ricer over a serving dish.
  5. Add butter, olive oil, and warm milk to potatoes and whisk to a smooth consistency.
  6. Season with Salt & Pepper and serve immediately.

I used a potato ricer but you can do the regular mashing way. I like potato ricers and these days they are made to be more easier to assemble, use, and clean.
Serve with a Delicious Ham Spread!
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