A month ago I featured MeMe’s Mashed Potatoes. They were creamy and classic with a surprise of evaporated milk. This past week my husband celebrated his 30th birthday. He requested I make an “oldie but goody” recipe of Garlic Mashed Potatoes. The recipe is from a good friend, Stephanie, who I believe received it from one of her friends. They are decadent and savory with enough garlic that you will still be smelling it on your fingers a week later (no...seriously).
The question is….are you creamy and classic or decadent and savory?
- 5 lbs. red potatoes, washed and cubed
- 8oz block of cream cheese, softened
- 1 stick of butter
- 10-15 cloves of garlic, peeled, smashed and coarsely chopped
- 8 oz heavy cream (I have used milk in a pinch)
- Place potatoes in a large stock pot and add enough water to cover the tops of the potatoes.
- Bring potatoes to a boil and boil 15-20 minutes until fork-tender.
- While potatoes are boiling, melt butter in saute pan and add garlic. Simmer until soft.
- Drain potatoes and return to stock pot.
- Add cream cheese, garlic mixture, and heavy cream to potatoes and mix until smooth.
- Add salt to taste.
Don't forget to check out MeMe's Mashed Potatoes if you are interested in trying both recipes out. I would love to hear what recipe of mashed potatoes are your favorite.
Up tomorrow: A Southern Shower Take Two