This classic garlic mash potato recipe is a frequent side on our dinner table. God, there’s so much more to do with potatoes than the usual boiled ones!
Even a silly potato mash can be a real delight if you know what extra ingredients to add to make it splendid.
Garlic Mash Potato Recipe
A bit of roasted garlic for instance is all you need sometimes! Just look at it… What a marvelous side dish!!
Do you love mashed potatoes?
Then you should also check out my bacon mashed potatoes!
Best Garlic Mash Potato Recipe
This classic garlic mash potato recipe is a frequent side on our dinner table. There's so much more to do with potatoes than just boil then!
- 1 ⅓ lb potatoes (600 g)
- 1 medium garlic bulb
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- ¼ cup whole milk (60 ml)
- olive oil
Roast the garlic bulb first. Place it on a piece of tinfoil (you can chop off the tops, makes it easier to squeeze out the soft garlic in the end) and drizzle the bulb with a little olive oil, pepper and salt.
Then roast the garlic in a preheated oven at 356°F (180°C) for 30 minutes until soft.
In the meantime peel and clean the potatoes. Rinse them well under cold tap water and chop them up into big chunks. Fill a high pan with water and add the potatoes. Season with a good dash of salt.
Place the pan over high heat and bring the potatoes to a rolling boil. Then turn the heat lower and cook the potatoes until tender. Drain them. Transfer the cooked potatoes back to the pan and add the butter.
Mash the potatoes up well. Then pour in the milk.
Mash well again. Squeeze the soft garlic cloves out of their pockets and add them to the potato mash. Season with a little pepper and salt.
Stir the mash very well now. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. If you find the mash too thick, add extra butter or milk. Scoop the garlic potato mash onto plates and serve hot.