November 24, 2010

the perfect potato...

I love mashed potatoes. Up until about 5 years ago, that and turkey was all you could find on my thanksgiving plate. It's true, I am a carb girl through and through. So I am sharing with you MY recipe for the perfect mashed potatoes.

You will need:
-1 bag red potatoes
-1 cup heavy cream
-1 whole garlic head
-Butter to taste (room temperature mixes best)

How you do it:
-Cut the top "sprout" off of your garlic head so that all the cloves are exposed. Drizzle olive oil, salt, and pepper onto the cloves and wrap in aluminum foil. Place in the oven for about 45 minutes. Keep your oven at 350 degrees.
-Cook your red potatoes in a pot with salty boiling water until smashable
-Heat heavy cream to warm in a pot on the stove.
-After straining potatoes, place in a bowl and smash with a potato masher.
-Slowly mix in your heavy cream and butter to taste.
-Take your roasted garlic and squeeze the cloves out. Mix into potatoes.



  1. LMAO I just laughed SO hard at your post image. Hahaha I love you. And mashed potatoes mmmm.

  2. I LOVE mashed potatoes! Funny picture :]

  3. Wow, you really know the way to my heart love! MMM mashers!

  4. *DROOL* I can't get enough of tatters! I swear, my stomach is part Irish!

  5. Ohh yeah! Mashed taters are heaven and gravy is the nectar of the gods. Your recipe sounds delish - I love anything starchy and garlicky! Mmmm... And the pic made me giggle! Hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving Shawni! :o)

  6. Garlic mashed potatoes are THE BEST!! Oh man. I can eat sooooooo many of them. I love them with yukon gold potatoes! mmm!!

  7. haha! love the photo! i'm a big fan of mashed potatoes too! mmmm mmm mmmmmm!

  8. uhhh YUM! I love mashed potatoes. thanks for the recipe, girl! :)

  9. HA! Love that!
    I love garlic-ie taters made from red potatoes -- they're the bessssst. Funny, because I only recently started eating the mashed... I HATED the texture of them growing up. I've come to love them in the past few years and now sometimes it seems I just can't get enough :]