Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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- 2 large idaho baking potatoes (Approximately 2 lbs total)
- 1 head garlic
- 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices.
- Peel garlic into individual cloves.
- Simmer potato slices and garlic cloves in a sauce pan with enough water to barely cover.
- Once the potatoes are tender, drain the water from the pan, reserving 1/2 cup of water.
- Mash the potatoes with the evaporated milk and butter.
- Depending upon the size of the potatoes you may need more liquid.
- You can use some of the reserved potato water, or more butter, or regular milk.
- I usually use regular milk.
- Season to taste with salt and butter.
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Delicious! I have to admit that I was a little skeptical when I first read a whole head of garlic was called for in this recipe. Well - I thought it tasted amazing and I will be making my mashed potatoes this way from now on. (Note:You must have humongous potatoes where you live as I had to use quite a lot more potatoes than 2 to get roughly 2 pounds - I would recommend going by weight on this as "two large" where I am wouldn't have been anywhere near enough.) Thanks for an easy and delicious recipe!
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