Monday, March 10, 2014

Delicious but Simple Five Ingredient Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Scratch


Mashed Potatoes from Scratch

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My family and I love potatoes.  Really, we love potatoes.  Because we eat them so frequently, and because the are a root vegetable--that is, they grow underground soaking in everything from the soil, not just onto its skins, but into its flesh--we buy organic.  Mashed potatoes are a family favorite that are sure to complement most any meal.  Here is a quick and easy recipe that uses only 5 ingredients!

Simple Five Ingredient Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

You will need:
8 organic russet potatoes
2 1/4 cups organic half & half
6 tbs. organic butter
1/2 tbs. salt
1/4 tbs. garlic powder
  • Wash your potatoes and clean their skins well by scrubbing them.
  • Place potatoes in a large pot (dutch oven) of water.
  • With the lid on, bring the water to a boil.
  • Once boiling, lower the flame to a simmer and boil potatoes until they can be poked with a fork.
  • Once the potatoes can be poked with a fork, they are cooked.
  • Drain the water and allow the potatoes to cool.
  • Once cooled, peel the potatoes by hand.  Be careful here as the potatoes can retain internal heat.
  • Put half & half, butter, salt, and garlic powder into the pot and heat on a low heat.  Once the butter is melted and the ingredients are mixed, put the peeled potatoes back into the large pot. 
  • Keeping a low heat, mash the potatoes into the milk mixture until light and fluffy using a potato masher.
.Once you get a light fluffy consistency, you are ready to serve!  Enjoy!

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