Mashed potatoes are a classic both as a garnish for all kinds of dishes and as a starter or dinner when we don’t know what to cook, or we don’t have much time or many ingredients. It is a very simple dish. But, at the same time it is delicious.In addition, thanks to its simplicity, it is a very versatile dish. So it allows us to experiment in a thousand ways. For example, adding a seasoning such as garlic. It will add an extra flavor that will take your mashed potatoes to another level. So, if you also like garlic, join us to see this great recipe for garlic mashed potatoes. You’ll love it!
Mashed potatoes are delicious on their own, without the need of any other accompaniment; or as a base for many other recipes. For example, mashed potatoes are key in the Irish recipe for Colcannon; a typical Halloween dish that accompanies mashed potatoes with cabbage, bacon… A real treat.
In addition, this quick and easy preparation serves as a starter or dinner. As well as a garnish for all kinds of dishes. Especially if we combine its smoothness and creaminess with the touch of garlic. This creates an irresistible combination that will leave everyone speechless.
Mashed potatoes with garlic recipe
You may already know that garlic is a fundamental ingredient in the Mediterranean diet, especially in Spanish cuisine. And there is no better seasoning, which provides more flavor, more versatile and, above all, so full of properties and benefits for our health. In addition, we can add it to as many recipes as we can think of, it always looks good.
Especially, if we incorporate it to dishes as simple as mashed potatoes, where we will let all the flavor of garlic stand out. Besides, you will see that this preparation is not complicated at all. It is super simple to make, and we will have our dish ready in a matter of minutes.
First, we will put a drizzle of oil in a pot. And, when it is hot, we will sauté the peeled garlic, over medium-low heat, until they are well browned, but being careful not to burn them. When they are ready, cover with water. Enough to cover the potatoes. Bring to the boil and add the potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces. We cook between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the size we have cut the potatoes, until they are very tender.
Once the potatoes are done, we can take everything out of the pot, without adding too much broth, because it is better to do it later, and little by little, so as not to overdo it; add a little butter and a splash of milk to give it more creaminess, add salt and pepper to taste and mash everything very well, until we get a creamy and homogeneous texture.
And now we have our delicious mashed potatoes and garlic ready.
Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Recipe
- 4 potatoes
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Extra virgin olive oil
- First we peel the garlic. In a pot, where we are going to cook the potatoes, put a little bit of oil, and when it is hot, add the garlic. Cook over medium-low heat, so that they cook slowly and without burning. And, when they are well browned, add enough water to cover the potatoes.
- Bring to the boil. As soon as it starts to boil, add a handful of salt and the potatoes previously peeled and cut into pieces. Let it cook for about 20-30 minutes, until the potatoes are very tender. You can check it by pricking them with a fork. If it goes in easily, they are ready to mash.
- Once the potatoes are very tender, take them out of the pot, together with the garlic, add the butter and the milk and mash well. Do not add cooking broth until you start mashing. It is better to correct later by adding more broth than if we overdo it at the beginning, because it will have no solution. Correct the texture by adding more broth if necessary, until it is to our taste and season with salt and pepper.Now we have ready a delicious mashed potatoes and garlic.
And with this we finish this fantastic recipe, which will serve both for a quick dinner and full of flavor, as a garnish for many dishes. If you liked it, remember to leave us your comments, ideas, tips… We love to read them! And don’t forget to follow us on social networks to keep up to date with all our publications. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.