Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Garlic mashed potatoes are easy!
If you have the extra time,
real potatoes are better. If you are in a big hurry, instant potatoes
can still be "doctored" to taste great. Hint: The picture above is INSTANT!
For Real potatoes
- I prefer skin on (that's
where the vitamins and minerals are!) but if you don't like it go ahead
and peel your potatoes. Boil them until soft and drain the water.
your preferred amount of butter, I say a half stick or more! The
quickest way to get totally smooth mashed potatoes is to take a hand
mixer and whip them on low with the mixer. Add a splash or two of milk
while whipping to make them creamier. My grandma uses half and half or
whipping cream to make them even richer!
plenty of salt and pepper to taste. Add a teaspoon (or to taste) of
powdered or minced garlic. If you have parsley flakes, you can add a
little for color. Mix until smooth, and voila! Garlic mashed potatoes
according to box. Takes practically no time. Add a little more butter
than recommended, then salt and pepper and garlic (minced or powdered),
and some parsley flakes. Taste until perfect! A super side dish
recipe ready in less than 5 minutes!
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