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Red-Skinned Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Red-Skinned Garlic Mashed Potatoes are just, can I say, perfect! I made these to go with a fabulous meatloaf recipe which I will get to posting eventually. These are actually so good that I woke up in the middle of the night craving them. There was a little bit left. So, I wandered  into the kitchen and warmed some up with a little bit of cheddar cheese.  Nothing like a mouthful of comfort food…….

Place the cubed potatoes and sliced garlic cloves into a saucepan. Make sure the water level is about 2 inches above the potatoes. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until potatoes are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.


Dump the drained potatoes and garlic into a bowl containing the warmed cream and melted butter.


With a hand- mixer, beat these ingredients together until creamy. You know you want to lick these beaters! Go ahead; I won’t look! dscn9695

This is a perfect side dish for any meal which you prepare. Red-Skinned Garlic Mashed Potatoes is  side dish to impress, for sure! Any family food function should include this comfort food, it may help avoid those disagreements about life matters; just insert another spoonful in your mouth.


Red-Skinned Garlic Mashed Ptatoes

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Serves: 6 servings

This is comfort food at its best !
  • 2.5 pounds red-skinned potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • ¾ c. heavy cream
  • ¼ c. butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cover cubed potatoes and sliced garlic .in a large saucepan with cold water about 2 inches above the potatoes.
  2. Over low-medium heat, bring to a boil until potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes from the start of the boil. Drain.
  3. Place a large glass measuring cup with cream and butter in microwave and cook until butter is melted, being careful to not allow it to boil over.
  4. In a large bowl, pour in the warmed cream and melted butter with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  5. Dump the potatoes on top of this and mix at high speed until creamy.
  6. Adjust seasonings as desired.


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