Monday, December 19, 2011

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

It's chilly outside.  
It's kindof chilly inside.
It's time for something warm and comforting.
Today, that would be mashed potatoes!

I was trying out a new recipe for Beef Daube.  So there had to be mashed potatoes, but not just any potato, it was perfect day for garlic mashed potatoes!!  This potato recipe comes from Melissa's Cuisine.  It is once again time for the Secret Recipe Club and this month, Melissa was my pal!

Melissa says she spends most of her time away from work, in the kitchen cooking up great things to eat.  She also said that she started running to avoid all the pounds that could be gained from spending so much time cooking!  Good point Melissa....being health conscious is a good thing and it can be hard for those of us who love to cook and love to eat what we cook!

That said, potatoes are healthy!  I love potatoes and they were going to be a great accompaniment to the beef daube that was in the oven.




Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Serves 4

You will need:
4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved
About 1/4 cup sour cream
About 1/4 cup chicken broth
2 Tablespoons milk
2-3 Tablespoon butter
1/4 cup fresh herbs of choice: I used a little parsley with chives for garnish.
kosher salt to taste
dash of fresh ground pepper

1. Put potatoes and garlic in a large pot with salt and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes until potatoes are tender.

2. Drain and return potatoes and garlic to pan.

3. Using a masher breaker down the large chunks of potato.

3. Add sour cream, milk, butter, and herbs to potatoes.

4. Using an electric mixer, whip, adding chicken broth in parts until potatoes are at the desired consistency. 

5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

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These were absolutely perfect with the Beef Daube that is coming in the next post...unless the Christmas Cookies pop up first!


15 comments:

  1. When it comes to starch, my first choice is potatoes and I love this dish. It's hard to beat a nice serving of mashed potatoes with a pat of butter melting on it.

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  2. I'd have to say that garlic mashed potatoes are my favourite way with the spud!

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  3. This is one of our favorite ways to eat mashed potatoes(we have many:) )..They look great.

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  4. LOVE the addition of chicken broth! - never used this and it's brilliant - delicious recipe
    mary x

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  5. Great recipe! I have decided I do not make mashed potatoes often enough (which might be a good thing b/c I think I would gorge myself on them---especially this recipe!)
    Happy Holidays!

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  6. Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe :)

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  7. Garlic mashed potatoes are a favorite here! This sounds like a delicious way to make them. Love the fresh chives on top.

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  8. I love garlic and I love mashed potatoes - this would be a smashing side dish at our holiday dinner!

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  9. Oh wow...I could use a nice warm plate of these today! I love potatoes in any form, but mash them up with a little garlic...and you really have my attention! : )

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  10. WOW - who doesn't love a great mash potatoe recipe and this one is certainly that. Glad that you are part of SRC with me. Happy Holidays!!

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  11. Hello garlic, my lover. Oh and mashed potatoes, my courtesan, yes I love you too. Together, I couldn't be happier!

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  12. Oh, Kate, don't these look amazing. They're now on my list for Chirstmas dinner!

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  13. Mashed potatoes are my favorite. Garlic makes it even more yummy! You picked a great recipe for SRC. Merry Christmas.

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  14. Leaving all the cream and cheese out certainly makes this favorite healthier and I love the addition of fresh herbs. These spuds would be perfect with our Christmas prime rib. Happy Holidays, Kate.

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