Monday, October 3, 2011

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

 How was your weekend?  Phil and I went for dinner just the two of us to a new restaurant around the corner from us.  Unfortunately the food wasn't the greatest but we still enjoyed our evening.  We also had a couple and their 5 year old son for dinner.  We served steak with sauteed mushrooms with thyme, salad, roasted carrots and parsnips, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes.  Everything was rally tasty but I have to say I think I was most proud of the mashed potatoes. 


1 Head garlic
1 Tbs of olive oil
2 Pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered (you can peel if you like but I didn't)
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

For the potatoes: 

Preheat oven to 350F.

Drizzle garlic with olive oil, then wrap in aluminum foil. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.  Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, mash, stir in butter, milk, salt and pepper.  Remove the garlic from the oven, and cut in half. Squeeze the softened cloves into the potatoes. Blend potatoes with a rubber spatula. You're done. 

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