Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes
I am a huge garlic fan, and since a very young age an even bigger mashed potatoes fan. I can remember going to our local hall for our annual turkey supper fundraiser where my family and I would help serve dinner. Once the dinner was over, we got to eat and take home any left overs. Although the pies, which were all made and donated by locals were the hottest commodity, the one thing we always took home was a massive container of mashed potato's. This recipe contains no ordinary potatoes however as they are loaded with extra savory flavors making these a game changer of a side dish. Seconds please!!
- 8 Large Potatoes
- 3 Tbsp Butter (or margarine)
- 1/4 Cup Milk or Cream
- 1 Tsp Basil
- 1 Tbsp Parsley
- 1 Tsp Salt
-1/2 Tsp Pepper
- 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tsp Onion Powder
- Peel and evenly dice potatoes, then boil in well salted water. Cook until when stabbed with a fork the potato easily falls away.
- Meanwhile, to a small pot add your butter, minced garlic and seasonings. Allow to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, then add your milk/cream. Simmer on low until ready to add to your cooked potatoes.
- Begin mashing your potatoes, then add your garlic and herb milk a little bit at a time (until desired consistency). Mash it all together until creamy and smooth. (note: do not over work potatoes or they will become gummy in texture)
- Optional: Transfer into a baking dish and bake for 15 minutes at 400 F. The potatoes will continue to absorb the flavors added to them and will become extra light and fluffy.
- Serve hot and enjoy (caution, if oven baked they will be very hot)
Whether it's Sweet or Savoury, let it be made with love!