garlic mashed potatoes
- several red potatoes ( I usually assume 2-3 per person I am cooking for)
- About 2 tablespoons minced garlic (either fresh or from a jar)
- butter or margarine
- Wash red potatoes (DUH). Do not peel. Place in pot or dutch oven with boiling water. Boil for a minimum of 15 minutes, then stick fork in a potato. If the potato slides off the fork, it's cooked. I usually cook anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Drain potatoes and either keep in the pot or get a new bowl out.
- This is where you get to be creative! I use an electric mixer set on low, and add about 1/2 cup of butter or margarine. When it is more or less mixed in, slowly add milk until mashed potatoes are desired creaminess. Then add minced garlic to taste and mix in. You can also add a little salt and/or pepper if desired. Total prep and cook time is about 40 minutes.