Grandmother's Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Notes: For a shortcut, buy refrigerated peeled garlic cloves.
Makes 10 to 12 servings


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5 pounds russet potatoes
1 cup peeled garlic cloves
3/4 cup whipping cream or milk
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
Salt and white pepper


1. Peel potatoes and cut into quarters. Place potatoes in a 5- to 6-quart pan and add enough water to cover. Cover pan and bring to a boil over high heat, then simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced, 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan over low heat, combine garlic, cream, and butter. Cover and stir occasionally until garlic is tender when pierced, about 10 minutes.

3. In a blender or food processor, purée garlic mixture.

4. Drain potatoes, return to pan, and add garlic purèe. Mash with a potato masher or mixer until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 227
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Protein 4.5 g
Fat 7.9 g
Satfat 4.7 g
Carbohydrate 35 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Sodium 50 mg
Cholesterol 24 mg