Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I've made cauliflower mashed potatoes before and wasn't overly impressed.  It tasted like mashed cauliflower, which is fine as I like cauliflower. 

However, I wanted mashed POTATOES so this time I mixed half and half and it turned out perfect!  It still had the texture like mashed potatoes but the healthiness with the cauliflower. 

The best part was that hubs didn't even notice.  He loved them.  Yea!

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Adapted from What's Cooking at The Genua's?

Potatoes, peeled (1.9 oz)
Cauliflower, cut in chunks (1.3 oz.)
¼ cup milk of your choice
2 tablespoons butter
2 tbsp. garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

1.Place the cauliflower, potato and garlic into a pot large enough to hold it all. Cover with water and bring to a boil.
2.When it boils, lower the heat to a simmer and continue cooking for about 15-20 minutes. Making sure the cauliflower is very tender and soft.
3.Drain and return to pot. Add the milk and butter.
4.Using a hand mixer or potato masher, mash till smooth! Add salt and pepper as needed.

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  1. I almost always use half and half. It's the only way to eat something other than potatoes or broccoli around here. I'll have to try your garlic recipe. I immediately thought of the garlic mashed potatoes of local place when I read the title.

  2. Okay, I may be able to pass those off on my hubs too! Um, I tried once to put diced veggies in his meatloaf - that didn't go so well! About the third bite in he was like "are there vegetables in my meatloaf??!!"

  3. Sounds great! I've had cauliflower disguised as potatoes and it's very good. Love the addition of the garlic!

  4. Try as though I might, I couldn't really get behind the flavor/texture of cauli-potatoes either. But with a 50.50 mix and some garlic? Sounds delicious!

  5. I have wanted to try this for a long time, and see if my family would notice. Do you serve them with gravy?

  6. Glad you guys liked them! I actually made them last night again!