Simmering a garlic clove with the potato infuses it with flavor. Use whatever fresh herbs you have in your refrigerator.

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  • Place potato in a small saucepan and cover with water. Add garlic. Bring to a boil; cook until the potato is tender. Drain; add butter and buttermilk, and mash with a potato masher to the desired consistency. Stir in herbs. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.


Nutrition Facts

86 calories; 1.9 g total fat; 1.2 g saturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 160 mg sodium. 423 mg potassium; 14.5 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 2.2 g protein; 139 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 2 mcg folate; 8 mg calcium; 1 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
Light and creamy -- delicious These were delicious mashed potatoes. I did not have any herbs available so I made them without. They were still terrific - light and creamy. I was worried that the butter would not be sufficient but that was not the case. Yummy. Read More