You are here: Home » Recipes » Extra-Virgin Garlic Mashed Potatoes Extra-Virgin Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 8 servings These potatoes are light and fruity when made with a great extra-virgin olive oil. Try mixing in a little chopped cooked spinach or kale into these for a true Tuscan treat. PrintEmail Ingredients 5 pounds all-purpose potatoes, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise Water Salt, to taste1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil5 garlic cloves, minced Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add a good pinch of salt and bring to a boil 30 to 35 minutes until tender. Drain off liquid, reserving about 1 cup. Place potatoes back in pot and cook over a low heat to dry potatoes. In a small skillet, heat olive oil over low heat. Add garlic and saute 5 minutes until garlic just begins to color. Remove from heat. Mash potatoes with a masher or fork and gradually add garlic mixture. Mash until somewhat smooth, adding some reserved potato water; season with salt and pepper.