Monday, October 1, 2012

Garlic Mashed Potatoes


  • 4-5 medium russet potatoes 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup milk 
  • 1/8 cup chives, finely chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

1. Peel & quarter potatoes. Cook potatoes in a pot of boiling water for 5-7 minutes or until tender enough to poke with a fork.

2. Strain potatoes, place back in pot, & mash until you reach the desired texture. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl, add milk, salt, pepper, garlic, & chives. Pour in small amounts at a time into the potatoes & mix together. Keep the potatoes covered until ready to serve.

Plate Finished Product 
Serve while hot

In my family there is no such thing as potatoes from a box. I remember going to friends house growing up & seeing their parents add water to a powder mix & magically it turned into watery mashed potatoes. I have always learned that if it doesn't have whole potatoes, garlic, & a lot of butter it's not worth eating. These mashed potatoes are just a basic recipe that always pleases a crowd. 


If you want to dress up this delicious side dish top with some cheese, bacon bits, & some chives. It also pairs well with most beef, pork, & chicken dishes.

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