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Country Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

Hashed, smashed, fried, boiled or baked, potatoes never go out of style. Why not combine the crisp salted skin of roasted with the smooth, satisfying comfort of mashed for a good country mash?!  Country Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic, it’s as easy as one, two, three.

Step one: coat well-scrubbed, skin-on potatoes with garlic oil and season liberally with coarse salt.  Step two: roast until soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. Step 3: Mash to coarse consistency with roasted garlic, season and serve.  There you have it, Country Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic.

Speedy Kitchen Tip:  In this recipe, we’ve used Confited Garlic, which is the perfect substitute for roasted garlic and, it’s always in our fridge!  If you prefer, you can simply cut the top off a bulb (or three) of garlic, drizzle with oil, wrap it up in tinfoil and roast at 400°F (205°C) for 40 to 50 minutes.  Confited garlic is faster and it gives you the added benefit of garlic oil, which I LOVE to work with.

Low fat, vegan and gluten-free, oh my, they’re good for you!  

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Smashed Roasted Garlic Potatoes - Food Gypsy

Country Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic


  • Author: Cori Horton
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: serves 4 - 6 1x

Description

The crisp salted skin of roasted potatoes with the smooth, satisfying comfort of a mashed for a good ol’ country mash! Country Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic, it’s as easy as one, two, three.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 pounds medium sized potatoes – red, white or mixed
  • 1030 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup light cooking oil – canola, safflower, sunflower
  • coarse salt & freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Roast/confit garlic cloves, add cup of cooking oil to small heavy bottomed pot, add 10 – 30 cloves of freshly peeled garlic. Bring to a low boil over high heat then immediately reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 30 minutes. Remove and cool to room temperature until garlic is soft and translucent.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Scrub potatoes well to remove any traces of dirt and loose skin and dry well. Toss whole potatoes with two tablespoons garlic oil to coat, season liberally with coarse salt. Place potatoes, one layer deep, in shallow roasting dish or cast iron pan. Roast until soft on the inside and crisp on the outside (about 40 minutes depending on size), turning at about the 20 minute mark to create a crisp skin.
  3. Remove potatoes from oven and mash coarse with whatever tool you have handy – masher, fork, whisk – adding 6 or 12 cloves of roasted garlic and about another tablespoon of garlic oil. Season and serve.

Notes

Store remaining garlic (and garlic oil) in fridge until needed for your next recipe. Preserved in oil, confited garlic keeps for about a month. Handy to have for vinaigrettes, sauces, steaks, soups… and country mashed potatoes!

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: North American

 

 

Cori Horton

Cooking in her home kitchen just outside Ottawa, Canada; Cori Horton is a food photographer, recipe blogger and Food Business Consultant. A Cordon Bleu-trained Chef, Cori spent five years as the owner of Nova Scotia's Dragonfly Inn, ten years in catering, and has been sharing all things delicious - right here - since 2010.

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