Saturday, February 19, 2011

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

We had our anniversary last weekend and opted to stay home and cook something fantastic instead of going out. We had prime steak with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans with butter. And Martinelli's, of course. So here is the secret to delicious garlic mashed potatoes:

Lots and lots and lots of butter :)
5 lbs potatoes
2 sticks butter
6+ cloves of garlic
whole milk
salt to taste

Peel the potatoes unless you're using reds. Chop and boil until soft. Meanwhile, chop garlic. Melt about 4 TB of the butter in a small pan and saute the garlic until just beginning to brown. If you burn it, start over. Add the rest of the butter just so it all melts. Remove from heat. Drain potatoes, put in mixer with cookie paddle attachment. Mix a few seconds, then pour in butter while continuing to mix. Add a little bit of milk to reach desired consistency. Add a little salt, taste, and add more salt as necessary. If you used salted butter, it won't need a ton of salt added. Be careful not to overmix or your potatoes will end up pasty and feel free to add more butter as well ;)

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