Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 16-20 minutes


  • 3-4 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 12 mm ( inch) pieces
  • Four unpeeled cloves garlic
  • - cup milk, heated
  • Two tablespoons butter, softened
  • One-two tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • One tablespoon heavy (double) cream, optional


  1. In a frying pan, put the garlic and cook for 10-12 minutes over medium-low heat until cloves are soft and skins are lightly browned.
  2. Move the pan occasionally to prevent garlic from burning. Allow to cool.
  3. Squeeze garlic out of skins and mash using a fork.
  4. In the bottom of steamer basket or bamboo steamer with cheesecloth, place potatoes and cover.
  5. Partially pour the pot or wok with water and bring to a rapid simmer. Put the steamer over water, cover and steam for 6-8 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  6. Heat milk in a microwave or in a small saucepan.
  7. Remove from heat and transfer milk in a heatproof bowl.
  8.  Cover with plastic wrap and place on level above potatoes to heat through.
  9. Get the potatoes off the steamer and transfer in a bowl. Mash with a whisk or fork.
  10. Add butter, garlic, chives, salt, pepper and generous amount of hot milk and cream. Stir gradually.
  11. Keep warm by covering with plastic wrap and placing in a covered steamer over simmering water until needed.