Garlic Mashed Idaho Potatoes

  • Yield 8 servings

These mashed potatoes are made with fresh roasted garlic and make an excellent side dish to grilled steak or chicken breasts.


1 to 3 whole garlic heads
1/2 to 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, to taste
4 pounds Idaho potatoes
6 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons white pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup milk


  1. For roasted garlic, cut off garlic heads to expose the cloves. Drizzle 1/2 tablespoon olive oil over each head and sprinkle with black pepper.
  2. Add 1/2 inch water to a pan, and place garlic in it. Bring to a boil on top of stove, then place in oven for 45 minutes. Cool and push through a sieve.
  3. Peel potatoes and cook covered in water until they can be broken apart with a fork.
  4. Mash potatoes and add all ingredients, including heads of roasted garlic. Combine well. Serve with butter, or gravy.
Recipe courtesy of Philip Stevens, Embarko, San Francisco, CA



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