Mashed Potato Cloud

Total Time
30 mins
30 mins

These are the foolproof garlic mashed potatoes that everyone loves. This recipe appeared in a 2002 Sunset Magazine article. If the potatoes are done early, cover and keep warm in a 200 degree oven.

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  1. In an 8 to 10-quart pan over high heat, bring 1 1/2 quarts of water to a boil.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch chunks.
  3. Add potatoes and garlic to boiling water; cover and return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes mash easily, 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Drain and pour into the bowl of heavy-duty-electric mixer fitted with a wire whisk, or return to pan.
  5. Add butter and 1/2 cup cream. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed, or by hand with a heavy-duty whisk, just until smooth.
  6. If mixture is stiffer than you like, beat in more cream until potatoes reach desired consistency.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste. Scrape into serving bowl.