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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes is a classic American side dish that is no stranger to anyone in this world. But the question is, could you differentiate between good and bad mash? I’d like to think so. The texture of a good mash should be smooth, velvety and instantly disintegrate into a sheer bliss of buttery goodness once it hits the back of your tongue. The additional use of garlic gives this dish an elevated oomph.
This fool-proof creamy garlic mashed potatoes recipe requires no food mill or potato ricer (tools famed for producing silky smooth mashed texture) at all. This delicious side dish has definitely earned a place at BNF kitchen!

 

Ingredients:
1 pound (450g) russet potatoes
6 cloves garlic
4 tbsp (50g) unsalted butter
6 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup (200 ml) heavy cream / whipping cream
Salt

Serve 3 – 4

Recipe source: Rin S Cookbook

ingredients for creamy garlic mashed potatoes

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Peel and cut your potatoes into even cubes. Wash and rinse the potatoes.

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

 

In a medium pot, add in the potatoes and cover with water and soak for 10 mins.

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

 

Add in 2 tsp salt and bring the boil. Simmer on low heat and cook for about 20 – 25 mins, until potatoes are soft.

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

 

In a small saucepan, add in garlic and saute for 1 min under low heat until soft. This will release the garlic oil.

garlic for mashed potatoes

 

Add in olive oil and scrap the bottom of the pan to release any brown bits.

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

 

Cook for another minute and add in butter. Continue to stir and simmer under low heat for 5 mins.

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

 

Add in heavy cream, 2 tsp salt and simmer for a final 10 mins, stirring occasionally.

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

 

When the potatoes are done, drain the water. Use a fork or potato masher and mash the potatoes while still hot.

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

You could either use a fork or…

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

…a potato masher. Either one works well. 🙂

 

 

Add in the warm garlic cream and stir well. The consistency should be smooth and silky.

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

Taste and add more salt if needed.

 

Drizzle with a touch of olive oil if necessary and give it a final mix. To serve, sprinkle with chopped spring onions or chives.

 

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

Enjoy!

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

 

how to make creamy garlic mashed potatoes

 

 

Full Instructions:

Peel and cut your potatoes into even cubes. Wash and rinse the potatoes. In a medium pot, add in the potatoes and cover with water and soak for 10 mins. Add in 2 tsp salt and bring the boil. Simmer on low heat and cook for about 20 – 25 mins, until potatoes are soft.

In a small saucepan, add in garlic and saute for 1 min under low heat until soft. This will release the garlic oil. Add in olive oil and scrap the bottom of the pan to release any brown bits. Cook for another minute and add in butter. Continue to stir and simmer under low heat for 5 mins. Add in heavy cream, 2 tsp salt and simmer for a final 10 mins, stirring occasionally.

When the potatoes are done, drain the water. Use a fork or potato masher and mash the potatoes while still hot. Add in the warm garlic cream and stir well. The consistency should be smooth and silky. Drizzle with a touch of olive oil if necessary and give it a final mix. To serve, sprinkle with chopped spring onions or chives.

 

 

 

Rachelle

Rachelle

Editor-in-Chief at Bear Naked Food
Bear is my moniker. Naked is how I like my feet to look. Food is something I live to eat (alot). A food recipe blog that makes sense.
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Bear is my moniker. Naked is how I like my feet to look. Food is something I live to eat (alot). A food recipe blog that makes sense.

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