I was 14 and eating dinner at my boyfriends house for the first time. His dad got home late from work and sat down at the table. My boyfriend introduced him to me and as he dished up his plate, he talked excitedly with me like I was a family member he hadn’t seen in a while. I liked his personality instantly.
Suddenly he stopped and looked around the table. “Where did all the mashed potatoes go?” Slowly, all eyes at the table moved to me. Mashed potatoes were my favorite! When my boyfriend’s mom said “Take all you want,” I took her seriously!
These potatoes are creamy, rich, and full of flavor. Just remember not to eat all of them until everyone has had their fair share. It’ll be hard to resist!
Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
8-9 Medium Bakers Potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks (Preferably from Idaho 😉 )
3-4 Cloves Garlic
3 Tablespoons Butter
1 Cup Chicken Broth
3/4 Cup Sour Cream or 1/2 Cup of Milk
Salt and Pepper
Place the cut potatoes and garlic in a large pot and fill with water until the potatoes are just covered. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook for 25-35 minutes or until you can break them up with a fork. Drain them in a colander.
Return the pot to the heat and add the butter to melt. Warm the chicken broth in the microwave for 1 minute. Put the potatoes back in the pot and add the chicken broth. Mash with a potato masher or recruit a strong helper.
I like my potatoes nice and creamy so I whip mine with a hand mixer, or let my trusty helper do it. Audrey wasn’t to sure about doing it all by herself, but I assured her that the mixer wasn’t alive 🙂
Add your sour cream or milk, salt and pepper, and mix again. Add extra chicken broth or milk to make them as creamy as you would like.
I make a huge batch for dinner so I have leftovers for a late night snack. Extra butter and chives are my toppings of choice.