Mashed Potatoes with Garlic, Basil and Chives

"I found this gem in a cookbook called Festive Recipes for the Holidays. Gave it some personal tweaks. Like more garlic. Can one have too much garlic? I don't think so! (Unless you're a vampire!)"
Mashed Potatoes with Garlic, Basil and Chives created by Az B8990
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  • Peel potatoes and chop into 2-inch pieces.
  • Peel garlic cloves, and halve them if they are very large.
  • Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water, salt lightly and bring to a boil.
  • Add potatoes and garlic to the water and cook, until potatoes are fork-tender, about 20-25 minutes, then drain.
  • Place potatoes in a bowl, and add butter.
  • Mash potatoes and garlic, and add basil, chives, and enough milk to achieve a creamy but not runny texture.
  • Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
  • Serve.

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  1. Mrs. Beckman
    I made this a few weeks ago, and while it is yummy, it sounds like it has more flavor than it does. I expected a burst of flavor, but it is just good mashed potatoes! I will make again, b/c it helps me use the basil from my garden, but it isn't super spectacular.
  2. kristinfagerberg
    I thought the basil overpowered the garlic flavor. Next time I will leave out the basil.
  3. Food Snob
    These were delicious and looked so pretty on the plate. I must admit- I'm a garlic wimp and only used 2 cloves though. ;) Because I had some, I added about 1/2 c freshly grated parmesan as well. We'll be eating these often!
  4. Az B8990
    Mashed Potatoes with Garlic, Basil and Chives Created by Az B8990
  5. Az B8990
    These are really great. I often make garlic mashed, but have never added basil before. I sure will in the future though :). Made for the Garden Forum Herb/Spice of the Month June 2009


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