Monday, July 30
Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mmm...mashed potatoes. My dad must have passed on to me, his love for them. There have been times in my life where I have forgone the main dish and just eaten the mashed potatoes. They always have the biggest spot on my plate reserved for them.
I have so many recipes pinned on Pinterest that I may be 110 before I can get to them all. This is one I have pinned from Better Homes and Gardens. I am sorry to say that I was not too impressed. It is my first potato only crockpot recipe. The cook time of 6 - 8 hours is a bit ridiculous and the potatoes reminded me of the potatoes used in a stew recipe.
With that said, I am glad I at least gave them a try. If you have limited stove space or like the texture and flavor of the potatoes in stew, you will probably really like these.
3 lbs. baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 2" pieces
6 garlic cloves, halved
2 (14 oz.) chicken broth
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp. salt
pepper, to taste
In a crockpot, combine potatoes and garlic. Pour broth over the potatoes.
Cover and cook on low 6 - 8 hours.
Drain potatoes over a bowl to catch the broth liquid. Return the potatoes to the crockpot. Mash.
In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter until steaming and butter almost melts. Add milk mixture and desired amount of drained broth to get your wanted consistency.
Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl and sprinkle with pepper.