Blog brings new cooking ideas for the holidays

12 Nov

The holiday season is a special time for families to come together and eat great food. I have decided, what better way to bring in the holidays then to share some of my family recipes with you to try.  So in the coming weeks I will be sharing some special recipes my family and I use this time of year to add a familiarity to the season. Today I would like to share with you my favorite recipe not only for the holidays but also year round, garlic mashed potatoes. This recipe is really simple, but the final product is amazingly delicious.

 

 

 

What you will need

What you need varies on the amount of people your feeding but I’m just going to give you the general amount my family uses (Mind you I come from a large family so you might need to down size when you make it.)

1. Six regular sized potatoes

2. Two to three cloves of garlic (depending how strong you want the garlic taste)

3. 1/4 cup of milk

4. four to five table spoons of sourcream

5.  salt and pepper for taste

6. one to two tablespoons butter

How to make Garlic Mashed Potatoes

First cut up the potatoes; my family likes to peel them first but that more of a preference than a necessity. Next take the garlic and press down on it with the flat end of the knife, this releases some of the juices and allows it to breathe better for flavor. Mix the garlic and potatoes in a pan and fill with water, set to boil. When the potatoes are almost to a boil take the milk and warm it in the microwave, 45 seconds maximum. Allow the potatoes to boil until they are soft enough to start mashing, when finished drain the water and mash two or three times, when the potatoes are about half mashed slowly mix the milk and sour cream in while you continue to mash the potatoes. When the potatoes are throughly mashed sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Lastly add the butter to the center of the dish and cover for about three minutes to allow the butter to melt.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Happy Holidays!

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