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Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

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Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 4

Do you like potatoes? I love them! They're a great side to serve with beef, chicken, fish, a juicy burger or even a hot dog. Potatoes are never missing from my pantry and I'm sure many of you are the same. Fried potatoes with a touch of truffle oil will satisfy all the cravings of the house. Use yellow potatoes, they're delicious! I was inspired to write a little more for you today because I'm so satisfied with my lunch preparation at home: delicious mashed potatoes with garlic and blue cheese, it was very successful. I served it with steak medallions in demi-glace sauce and white truffle oil. So delicious! I have to tell you, I decided to make this delicious and creamy mashed potato recipe because it's super easy to make and only requires 5 ingredients. As you will see, the main dish – the meat – takes more time to cook and more ingredients. The mashed potatoes with roasted garlic were the perfect side to highlight the exotic flavor of my steak. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

8
cloves garlic, roasted
4
medium potatoes (preferably Russet or Yukon)
4
tablespoons butter
2/3
cup hot milk
1/2
cup blue cheese, crumbled

Directions

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  • 1
    Cut a piece of aluminum foil and wrap the head of garlic in it with a bit of olive oil. Place in the toaster oven and cook at 350 °F for 30 minutes to roast. Check to see if the garlic is soft and browned after 30 minutes, set aside.
  • 2
    Wash the potatoes and use a brush to clean the skin well.
  • 3
    Place in a pot with water and salt. Add the potatoes whole with peal and let the water boil. That water should cover the potatoes with 4 inches of water on top.
  • 4
    Let boil for 30 minutes. The potato should be cooked thoroughly and you should be able to insert a knife and carefully lift it without splashing. If it falls apart easily, it's ready, but if the knife stays in then the potato is not ready. Let it cook a bit more.
  • 5
    Proceed to strain them, move carefully with a knife and remove the skin, but not completely. Return to the potatoes to the pot without water. Use a masher or a fork to mash the potatoes. Add the butter, keep mashing with a fork to prevent lumps. Add the milk little by little with the roasted garlic. After mashing and mixing the ingredients, check the texture. If it needs to be softer, add a bit more milk and butter. Add the blue cheese in a folding motion. Season with salt to your liking. Serve hot.

  • Cook the potatoes whole and with the skin. Otherwise, the potatoes will lose their starch and will take on too much water.
  • Cook the potatoes in water with a little bit of salt. The water should cover the potatoes.

Expert Tips

  • Mash the potatoes while they're hot right after straining them to prevent lumps.
  • The milk you use to soften the potatoes should be warm, but the butter should be cold.
  • You can add finely chopped onion to the mixture.
  • You can use cream or evaporated milk instead of milk.
  • Don't use a blender or a food processor to make the mashed potatoes because they will come out too sticky.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Do you like potatoes? I love them! They're a great side to serve with beef, chicken, fish, a juicy burger or even a hot dog. Potatoes are never missing from my pantry and I'm sure many of you are the same. Fried potatoes with a touch of truffle oil will satisfy all the cravings of the house. Use yellow potatoes, they're delicious! I was inspired to write a little more for you today because I'm so satisfied with my lunch preparation at home: delicious mashed potatoes with garlic and blue cheese, it was very successful. I served it with steak medallions in demi-glace sauce and white truffle oil. So delicious! I have to tell you, I decided to make this delicious and creamy mashed potato recipe because it's super easy to make and only requires 5 ingredients. As you will see, the main dish – the meat – takes more time to cook and more ingredients. The mashed potatoes with roasted garlic were the perfect side to highlight the exotic flavor of my steak.

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