Mashed potatoes are a weakness of mine. I could eat them with a little salt and pepper, with gravy or even like a loaded baked potato. For this version of mashed potatoes I wanted to keep it pretty simple so I made garlic whipped mashed potatoes. Those are never a disappointment; I love garlic and I love potatoes so this was a perfect match. This recipe was so easy to throw together and the end result was fluffy, whipped potatoes!
Garlic Whipped Mashed Potatoes
2 Medium potatoes
1 Small clove garlic, mined (1/2-1 teaspoon pre-minced garlic)
1/4-1/3 Cup milk or cream
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
Salt and pepper, to taste
Chives for garnish
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Place potatoes in pot and boil until fork tender. Remove from pot and let cool enough to be handled.
Mash up the potatoes using a fork or potato masher, just break them up enough to make it easier to mix with hand held mixer. (I leave the skins on mine but you can remove them if desired). Once potatoes are mashed turn hand mixer on low and gradually add milk/cream and butter. Mix together well and then stir in the minced garlic, salt and pepper. Once everything is mixed and to taste serve and garnish with fresh cut chives.
Recipe by: Lynsey Lou