"It is the sweetness of the roasted garlic that makes these mashed potatoes so delicious." — Barrett
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baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
grated Parmesan cheese
ground black pepper
These were really good. To save a little time I use minced garlic in a jar and put it in a bowl with the olive oil then put it in the microwave for 45 sec. instead of the oven. I have done this on another recipe and it turns out great. I made these for Thanksgiving and everybody loved them. They taste just like some you get at a restaurant.
I know this is supposed to be an easy recipe but I am a little confused by the garlic part. I wonder if it was meant to have a little burnt taste/smell. Mine turned out a little dark brown half way through the cooking time. We dont like the taste of burnt garlic so i squeezed out as much of the soft stuff. When I roast garlic I usually use the whole bulb of garlic, leaving the first layer of skin on and cut 1/4 at the end, place in remiken, drizzle olive oil then cover with foil. Maybe next time I will use this method for the individual gloves leaving the skins on. When cooled, squeeze out the soft garlic. Now, let's get with the whole result...it was bland and had to add more butter, a little more shakes of salt, and used more heavy cream. With little tweaks, you got a winner.
First let me tell you what I didn't like about this recipe. It tells you to cook the potatoes until "tender, but firm." What does that mean??? It's not like I can reach my hand in a pot of simmer water and feel the potatoes! So I guestimated 20 minutes. It came out a little mushier than I like it, so I think a time range would have helped. Also, there's not enough garlic cloves. Not much garlic flavor to this garlic mashed potatoes. I recommend doubling the garlic...probaly a whole head. Also, 45 minutes cooking in olive oil is too much. Cooked all the flavor away! I think about 25 minutes would have sufficed. And that's why I'm only giving it 4 out of 5 stars. Now onto the good stuff. I added 4 oz of cream cheese to the mix too to give it an extra creamy flavor and texture and cut back a little on the milk. I also added some garlic salt (about a tablespoon) to compensate for the nonexistent garlic flavor. I also spooned it into a baking dish, topped it with cheddar cheese and paprika and baked it for about 15 minutes on 350 degrees. It came out pretty well after I compensated for the overdone potatoes and the nonexistent garlic flavor.
Ok, after making this side dish many times I have perfected it. 6 Cloves tossed in olive oil just to coat. Into the broiler for a few mins., well just till they brown. Meanwhile I peeled and cubed 6 medium potatoes. Into boiling water for aprox. 15 - 20 mins OR until you stick a fork into the largest potatoe and it breaks only once. I then drain and into a bowl. I add approx. 2/3 cup of milk. I then add pressed roasted garlic. Don't worry about the left over larger pieces that are in the press. The hand held mixer will beat it up. Added a few minches of salt. Then I added 3 tablespoons of marjorine. Blend it well. Last but not least I added a tablespoon of garlic spread marjorine. OMG it was to die for!!! WOW all around!!
Different flavor for mash potatoes, but definitley good! Did have to add additional butter and milk as the potatoes were quite dry as written.... For a unique twist add the small purple flower from the society garlic plant which is edible, gives color and a stronger garlic flavor!
I roasted a whole head of garlic (unpeeled, and then squeezed them out after they cooled) and used a mix of Yukon Golds and Reds....I prefer them over baking potatoes any day. I also used whole milk (which I never do) and these potatoes were smashing! Lol! My only complaint is that I couldn't really taste the parm. cheese, so I may just leave that out next time. Very tasty, light and fluffy taters.
Really great potatoes, but as stated, might be bland. I used 4 large russets, to start. Instead of roasting the garlic the way the recipe states, I used an entire head of garlic, chopped off the top so that some of the cloves were showing, placed it on foil, and drizzled it with olive oil. I then roasted the garlic for a half an hour at 350. I used twice the amount of butter and twice the Parmesean. I squeezed the entire head of garlic into the mash, and viola! Deliciousness.
Yum! I roasted my garlic for 20 minutes in 1/2 the olive oil required (I thought that it was a bit much). I also added nearly a cup of milk, (because we like them creamy). Make sure you buy the larger garlic bulbs if you are looking for more garlic flavor, and maybe leave the skins on 1/2 of the potatoes as the previous reviewer suggested. I put these in my crockpot to keep them warm and they were the perfect consistancy. I got rave reviews on these! Thanks Barrett!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 99
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