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Creamy Chive Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Creamy Chive Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes cut in half lengthwise will cook more evenly, and produce a better mashed potato recipe!

Photo © John Mitzewich
This mashed potato recipe is perfect for those times when plain mashed potatoes just won't do. Unlike many garlic mashed potato recipes, this version cooks the garlic with the potatoes for a more mild, sweeter flavor.

Makes 6-8 Portions of Creamy Chive Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds large russet potatoes, peeled, cut in half lengthwise (see photo)
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 bunch chives, sliced thin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Add the potatoes and garlic to a large saucepan and fill with enough cold water to cover potatoes by 3-inches. Add a tablespoon of salt to the water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Once simmering, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are just tender. Drain well and add back to the pan.

Place the pan on a very low flame for 1 minute to dry the potatoes. Add the butter and mash for briefly to break up the potatoes. Add the cream and mash until smooth and fluffy. Add the chives, salt, and fresh ground black pepper to taste; stir to combine.

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