Garlic cloves, cooked along with the potatoes, give this puree extra body and lots of flavor. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place potatoes and garlic in a large heavy saucepan. Add water to cover and season with salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat and cook, swirling, until it turns a nutty brown, about 1 minute. Stir in buttermilk and heat until just warm. (Do not overheat or it will curdle.)

  • When potatoes are done, drain in a colander and return to the pan. Place pan over low heat and shake for about 1 minute to dry potatoes.

  • Mash the potatoes and garlic with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer. Add enough of the buttermilk mixture to make a smooth puree. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Tips

Though the exact health benefits of garlic are controversial, there's no doubt that it contains potent disease-fighting phytochemicals.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; 1.7 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 127 mg sodium. 29.5 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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10/30/2011
This recipe is very delicious. Full of flavor! Read More