Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Garlic mashed potatoes, also known as garlic mash in the UK, are a delicious side dish recipe that pair well with seafood, poultry or beef. This garlic mashed potatoes recipe makes a nice Thanksgiving side dish, or you can use the garlic mashed potato recipe as a topping for my Shepherd’s Pie.
- 2 cups cream or milk
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled
- ½ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
- Fresh cracked pepper to taste
- Cut potatoes in half, then cut into cubes.
- Add potatoes to rapidly boiling water.
- Melt down butter in a sauce pot over low heat. Add minced garlic and stir about 2 minutes. Stir in cream. Bring cream to scalding point, stirring and watching. Do not boil over the cream or walk away.
- Once small bubbles start to form on the edge of pot, remove the cream mixture from heat. Set aside.
- Check potatoes for doneness after 20 minutes. When it breaks apart easily, they are ready, approximately 25 minutes.
- Strain potatoes, and then add them back into the pot.Using a wire whisk, add cream to potatoes, a little bit at a time, mashing and whisking to get the creamy consistency you want. You may not use all of the cream.
- Stir in grated parmesan cheese. Add about 1 tablespoon salt and pepper to taste.
- Variation: Add minced green onions and cabbage to turn this into an Irish colcannon recipe.
Recipe by Jason Hill / CookingSessions.com
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