Monday, April 5, 2010

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

One of those side dishes you will make again and again, perfect for any meat dish, and the best thing is you can use these to make potato croquettes if you do have leftovers!

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
1 medium head garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Drizzle garlic with olive oil, then wrap in aluminum foil. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and chop. Stir in butter, milk, salt and pepper.
Remove the garlic from the oven, and cut in half. Squeeze the softened cloves into the potatoes. Blend potatoes with an electric mixer until desired consistency is achieved.

14 comments:

Grumpy & HoneyB said...

butter, garlic and mashed potatoes....heavenly!

MaryMoh said...

Looks very creamy and delicious...mmmm

Trix said...

Well, there is no such thing as too much garlic in my book, so you know I would go to town on these luscious spuds!!

Drick said...

yep, I knew this was my favorite recipe, just the way I make it too - there's never any left for frying

Nicole said...

I love making garlic mash potatoes to go with steak they go together so well! yours look great!

Claudia said...

This dish is a staple. Make it a few times a month. Sometimes I lighten it with chicken broth instead of milk - but that roasted garlic does make a potato come alive singing.

5 Star Foodie said...

So yummy with roasted garlic!

My Little Space said...

Oh wow, this looks so delicious! I love mashed potatoes very much. Just spread them over the french bread. mmm....

Laura said...

This is one of the most perfect foods. One of my favorite things. Love the picture.

Emily Ziegler said...

Potatoes are my favorite. I wonder if I were Irish in a past life.

I have never thought about putting garlic in my mashed potatoes.

This is the best thing since smoked ham.


:-)

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Taters with roasted garlic - what a treat!

Apples and Butter said...

These look so fantastically creamy!

citronetvanille said...

very tempting! garlic and butter what a perfect match! simple yet delicious! yum yum!

Devaki said...

Claudia - Now that's what I call serious comfort food!

Love the butter, love the potatoes and love the garlic!

In short what's not to love? :)

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors