EASTER GARLIC MASHED POTATOES RECIPE
Happy Easter long weekend! Try our garlic in this creamy, buttery, and extra drool-worthy mashed potatoes recipe. Your guests will definitely be coming back for seconds.
1 head garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 lbs red potatoes, washed and chopped
- Salt, to taste
- 6 tbsp butter
- 3/4 cup half and half
- Fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Fresh herbs, for garnish
Preheat oven to 375. Cut the top 1/4 inch off of the garlic head. Wrap the garlic in foil and drizzle olive oil on top. Close the foil around the garlic and roast in oven for about an hour. The garlic will be very soft and golden when done. When ready to use, you can easily squeeze the garlic cloves out of the skin.
Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add 1 tsp salt and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and return potatoes to pot, along with the roasted garlic cloves.
In the microwave, gently warm the half and half and butter until melted. Add to the pot with the potatoes and garlic, along with salt and pepper. Mash until milk and butter are incorporated and potatoes are a creamy consistency with some lumps. Garnish with fresh herbs and more butter, serve.