Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes top every single list of people’s favorite comfort foods. Rich, creamy and delicious, they just ooze delicious warmth. Topped with a little homemade gravy, and super simple dish can be elevated to Nirvana inducing levels. In this case creamy mashed potatoes are paired up with sweet and savory roasted garlic, which adds a depth and dimension that is to die for.
There are a few tricks for mashed potatoes. There’s tons of information about how to do them correctly in Potatoes, How to Make the Most of Your Tubers. The best way to get the creamiest, silkiest potatoes is to use a ricer, but you can get great results with an old fashioned masher. The important thing is to not overbeat them – using a mixer or getting too enthusiastic with beating will break them down too much, and they’ll be gluey and sticky instead of fluffy. (more…)