Garlic Smashed Potatoes


6 Tablespoons butter

4 cloves of garlic, peeled

1-1/2 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into eighths

 1 cup of milk or half and half

Salt and Pepper to taste


Melt half the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add garlic cloves. Cover and cook until golden and tender, (about 20 minutes), stirring occasionally. Transfer mixture to a food processor and puree. 

Cover potatoes with salted water in a larger saucepan and boil over medium-high heat until tender. Drain. Mash potatoes with a  potato masher or electric mixture. Add remaining butter, milk, garlic mixture and seasonings. Beat until light and fluffy. Serve Warm.

Makes 4 servings