Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe


Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Why have regular mashed potatoes, when you can have garlic mashed potatoes with limited extra work? They are so easy to make... And oh so good when you use a great hard-neck garlic..

1 medium head hardneck garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds russet potatoes - peeled and quartered
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup whole milk (or 1/4 cut half-and-half & 1/4 cup milk)
sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1. Peel excess paper off full head of hard-neck garlic. Drizzle garlic with olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil and place in baking pan. Place in 350-degree pre-heated oven, and bake for 1 hour.

2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain, cool and mash. Stir in butter, milk/half-and-half, salt and pepper. Remove the garlic from the oven, and cut head in half. Squeeze the softened cloves into the potatoes and stir/mash until desired consistency is achieved.

serves 6-8