Spiced Smoky Mashed Potatoes

"From Cooking Pleasures magazine. I used the lesser amount of chipotle powder and these were spicy enough for me."
 
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Spiced Smoky Mashed Potatoes created by GaylaJ
Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Peel garlic. Smash 4 of the cloves and mince the 2 remaining cloves.
  • Place potatoes and smashed garlic in large saucepan, adding enough water to cover by an inch. Add 1 tsp salt and bring to a boil.
  • Boil gently over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain well.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and chipotle powder. Cook 30 to 60 seconds until fragrant.
  • Bring milk to a simmer over medium heat in small saucepan. Keep warm.
  • Return potatoes to large saucepan and cook over medium low heat 1 to 2 minutes or until excess moisture evaporates, shaking pan as the potatoes heat. Potatoes will look dull and not moist.
  • Mash potatoes with a masher until coarsely mashed.
  • Add butter mixture and slowly stir in milk.
  • Add sour cream, remaining 1/2 tsp salt and pepper.
  • Stir vigorously to fluff.

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  1. Susiecat too
    Spiced Smoky Mashed Potatoes Created by Susiecat too
  2. Susiecat too
    This is very good, and has a fantastic rounded flavor. I used a mix of yukon golds and an heirloom pink potato, so my mashed potatoes were definitely kind of pinkish-tinged. My family doesn't appreciate spicy heat, so for them I mixed in smoked paprika instead. For my own serving, I sprinkled ground chipotle pepper on top and snapped the picture before mixing it in. Delicious! This is a flavor combination I will remember, and use again. Thanks, bobo3039! Made for PAC Fall 2008.
     
  3. Cats Eye
    This was such a nice change of pace! I didn't have dried chipotle powder on hand so I used ancho chili powder and a pinch of cayenne. I served this with pork chops and beets. I will definately make this again!
     
  4. queenbee56
    Agree with the other comments - this was a wonderful alternative to ordinary 'smashed' potatoes. We had these tonite with carmelized onions, gravy & pork chops and it was absolutely delish! A keeper!
     
  5. kitchenslave03
    Delicious!!!! I cut back the butter a bit, omitted the sour cream because I didn't have any, and used a bit more milk, salt and pepper. Soooo good...who needs gravy? Went well with a southwestern meatloaf and caramelized roasted balsamic onions. Thanks for posting, will definitely make again. These would be great with something off the grill because of the matched smoky flavor.
     

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