FOOD, SIDE DISHES

Garlic Redskin Mashed Potatoes

 

When I met my husband, he didn’t like mashed potatoes. Seriously! This was something I had honestly never encountered in my entire life before. At first I didn’t know how to handle it. I knew he was a picky eater, but mashed potatoes? The idea of someone disliking them was just something I couldn’t wrap my brain around.

Over the years I tried and tried to get him to like them. I would always order them at restaurants so he could taste them. I tried smothering them in gravy, or adding a new ingredient here and there to see if that would work. He kept telling me it was just a texture thing, but I refused to give up. I was convinced that one day he would come to his senses and realize what he had been missing for so many years.

And guys, I was right.

It was this recipe right here that got him hooked. I’ll admit that after almost 7 years he was finally starting to say “not bad” or “it’s alright” when I’d give him a bite of mine. But this was the first time I ever saw him eat a whole serving of mashed potatoes on his own. I think he even went back for seconds. I still remember him tasting them and saying “Wow, these have really good flavor!” Now he actually craves them. He actually gets excited when I make them. I can even make regular mashed potatoes and he’ll eat those too. This is the same guy who wanted nothing to do with them a few years ago. It’s truly a miracle. I consider it one of my greatest achievements in life.

For the rest of you mashed potato lovers, I’m sure I don’t have to convince you that garlic redskin mashed potatoes are nothing short of amazing. These are like the mashed potatoes you’d get at a restaurant along with a steak and a Caesar salad. Absolute perfection.

So let’s get to it!

What You’ll Need –

  • 8 small red potatoes
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (more or less depending on preference)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

To start, wash your potatoes and cut each one in half.

Place them in a saucepan and cover with water. I always leave the skins on. Bring water to a boil for about 15 minutes or until potatoes can be easily mashed with a fork.

Drain the water and transfer the potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Add in milk, butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper, sour cream, and parsley. I recommend starting with less milk and adding more depending on how dense/moist you want the potatoes. Begin mashing with a potato masher.

Once the potatoes are fairly smooth, you can use a hand mixer on medium speed for a minute to really fluff them up. Sometimes I do it this way, and other times I do the whole thing with just the potato masher. I actually like a few lumps in my mashed potatoes, because that’s how my Mema made them. It’s all a matter of preference.

I love serving these as a side dish with steak, meat loaf, or just about any meal. Give these a try with dinner this week and I’m sure you’ll please even the pickiest of eaters!

Enjoy!

P.S. Stay tuned for another recipe tomorrow where I’ll share with you what I love to do with leftover mashed potatoes!

 

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Garlic Redskin Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Author leahstark

Ingredients

  • 8 small red potatoes
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut potatoes in half. Cover with water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. 

  2. Boil for 15 minutes or until potatoes can be easily mashed with a fork.

  3. Drain potatoes and transfer to a medium size mixing bowl.

  4. Add all remaining ingredients to bowl. Mash with a potato masher until smooth.

  5. For fluffier potatoes, beat with a hand mixer on medium speed for one minute. 

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2 Comments

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    tara

    March 4, 2017

    I have a daughter that isn’t super excited about mashed potatoes…seriously…so weird! πŸ™‚ These look delicious though, Leah! Great photos!
    xoxo,
    Tara

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      leahstark

      March 6, 2017

      Haha, maybe this is more common than I thought! Crazy! Thanks so much, Tara!!

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