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Grandmother's Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.