What could be more satisfying than mashed potatoes? In this garlic mashed potato recipe, the potatoes are flavored with poached garlic, thinned with chicken stock and enriched with a small amount of sour cream. The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if you're cooking for a crowd--say for Thanksgiving dinner. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995

Patsy Jamieson
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Add salt and bring to a boil. Cook, covered, over medium heat until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan. Shake the pan over low heat to dry the potatoes slightly. Remove the pan from the heat.

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  • Mash the potatoes and garlic with a potato masher or an electric mixer (do not use a food processor). Add enough hot broth to make a smooth puree. Stir in sour cream and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Tips

To make ahead: To keep the potatoes warm until serving time, set the pan or serving bowl in a larger pan of barely simmering water and place a piece of parchment or wax paper over the surface of the potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; 0.8 g total fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 446 mg sodium. 29.8 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2019
i added a lot more sour cream and broth than the recipe called for to get the right texture and taste. definitely a favorite, a winner at yesterday's thanksgiving dinner Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2014
Nice I didn't use any broth since I like a bit of firmness to my mashed potatoes. The sour cream did just the trick. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I am just reading this and not making it yet. I assume you would mash the garlic with the potatoes and not discard the garlic...there is no mention of the garlic after the potatoes and garlic are boiled together...may want to update this recipe to clarify. Read More
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