Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe | PBS Food

Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Prep time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 50 Minutes

Yield: Serves 8

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  • 8 medium russet potatoes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 stick of butter


  1. Peel 8 medium russet potatoes (4 pounds). Quarter lengthwise; cut crosswise 1/2 inch thick. In a 5-quart saucepan, combine potatoes and 1 head peeled garlic cloves (about 15); cover with water (about 8 cups) by 1 inch. Add 1 tablespoon coarse salt.
  2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are easily pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Drain; return garlic and potatoes to pan. Stir over medium-high heat until dry, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. In a small saucepan, bring 11/2 cups milk to a boil; pour over potatoes. Add 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into small pieces, and 1 teaspoon salt. Mash until smooth and creamy.
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