Garlic Lovers Mashed Potatoes

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by JustJanS

One of my favourite mashes, and worth the extra effort of preparing the garlic cloves first.

Top Review by Millereg

A must-add for the cookbooks of all garlaholics. While the garlic was cooking, I sauteed a chopped sweet onion until it was turning brown and mixed it in with the spuds. Delicioso!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 -3 heads garlic, seperated into cloves (depending on your love of garlic)
  • 60 g butter
  • 1 14 kg potatoes, peeled and cut up
  • salt and pepper
  • 125 ml whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives


  1. Bring some water to the boil and drop in the garlic.
  2. Boil for 2 minutes, drain and peel.
  3. Melt half the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat and add the garlic.
  4. Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, shaking the pan often.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until tender-15-20 minutes.
  6. Drain well.
  7. Mash the potatoes, and return them to the pan with the remaining butter, salt and pepper.
  8. Mash the cooked garlic with a fork, and stir in the cream, heat this mixture, then beat it into the potato mix.
  9. Fold through most of the chives-reserving a few for garnish-and serve.

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