Recipe by Juju Bee
You HAVE to give these potatoes a try. I saw them on "Easy Entertaining" on the Food Network, and I gave them a shot. WOW! I have made these for 2 years now on Thanksgiving and Christmas. GARLIC LOVERS REJOYCE! I like to garnish with a little parsley for color.
For the Garlic Paste
- 3 whole garlic heads
- 1⁄2 cup pure olive oil
- sea salt
- fresh ground pepper
For the Potatoes
- 2 lbs yukon gold potatoes
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste
- 1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream, to taste
- sea salt, preferably gray sea salt
- fresh ground black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- The night before, cube the potatoes, and put them in a large saucepan with salted cold water and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- Roast the garlic: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, peel the outermost layers of skin off the heads of garlic; cut off the top 1/3 of the heads to open the cloves and heat olive oil in a large oven-safe saute pan over medium heat; Add garlic, and saute for about 10 minutes; Season with salt and pepper and transfer pan to the oven to roast for 15 minutes; Remove from heat and let cool.
- For the garlic paste: Pop garlic cloves from their skins and place cloves in a blender, along with any olive oil left in the pan; Puree until smooth; you should have a paste-like consistency.
- For the potatoes: The next day, add some more salt and then bring to a boil over high heat.
- Cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
- Drain well, place potato cubes in a food mill, and grind to remove skins.
- Alternatively, smash the potatoes with a large fork or potato masher.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until the butter stops foaming and turns a light brown.
- Add the garlic paste and cook quickly.
- Add the cream, season, to taste, with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and fold in potatoes with a wooded spoon or large whisk.
- Add the remaining butter by tablespoons, until taste suits you, stirring after each addition.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve.