How to prepare the best Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Would you like to prepare the best Garlic Mashed Potatoes that you enjoy at your favorite restaurant, but have no idea where to start to achieve that wonderful and delightful flavor?
There are a variety of ways to create this magical disch that you have ever tasted. But when it comes down to which way is best is according to your own taste buds.
When you take a look at garlic you will see that there are various kinds of garlic that you can use for your mashed potatoes such as:
- German red garlic,
- Spanish Roja garlic,
- Leningrad garlic, and
You can find all of these garlic’s in a powder form or use fresh garlic. So, the first thing you need to do is decide which garlic you would like to use. Personally, I like using fresh minced garlic cloves.
There are two popular ways to prepare garlic mashed potatoes. With this recipe you will use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic.
For the first recipe you will need enough potatoes to feed your family or guests. The rule of thumb is one medium potato per person.
But, my family love potatoes, so I have to use 2 per person. Now you will need:
- milk or cream,
- butter or margarine,
- salt and pepper and
- your garlic powder choice.
You can either wash and peel your potatoes or you may wash your potatoes and boil them with the skins on.
Cut your potatoes into chunks and boil until tender.
Drain and pour into mixing bowl. Add salt, pepper garlic powder and margarine and blend with your electric mixer until the combined well.
Now, add a bit of milk or cream and beat again until smooth. Add more milk until you achieve your desired consistency.
In this next recipe you will use fresh minced garlic cloves to prepare mashed potatoes. This is my favorite way. You will need all of the same ingredients as above except for garlic powder.
While your potatoes are boiling, sauté the garlic cloves in a frying pan with the margarine.
Let the garlic simmer and blend in with the margarine. When your potatoes are ready to mash and you are adding the ingredients, add the melted butter and sauté minced garlic and blend with the potatoes.