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.
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