This is not so much as a recipe as it is a way to make these delicious Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
I actually did not even take a picture with the Garlic Mashed Potatoes when they were finished in a bowl because I did not think that I was going to blog this! But…they are so easy to do, you can make them any way you like your mashed potatoes …the quality is up to you so I just needed to share this with you !
When garlic is raw it has a sharp bite to it so I do not like that taste in my potatoes. . To roast garlic to add to mashed potatoes one has to have the time to do that or think ahead & have the garlic already roasted. So I decided to just try boiling the garlic with the potatoes and it was great! The garlic got cooked & tender so it was just so easy to make.
The Garlic Mashed Potatoes I made are vegan because I used Becel Vegan Margarine.
Here’s what you need to do to make the Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
The quantities depend on you !
Boil , in salted water, as many potatoes that you want to make, peel and add as many garlic cloves as you would like! I used one sliced fresh from out garden garlic clove, which are stronger in flavor than garlic from the grocery store. Boil until the potatoes are tender. Drain the potatoes leaving a bit of the potato water in the pot… I never really measure this but it totally depends on how many potatoes you have. When IO make these I do not add milk so I need some potato water for moisture. You do not want too much because we want the potatoes to be creamy not watery! So leave just a small amount of the water. This potato water has a lot of flavor from the potatoes and the garlic, Mash the potatoes & garlic together until smooth. Add butter or margarine, do this when the potatoes are warm so the butter melts! I added vegan margarine to mine, about one heaping tablespoon but I was making just enough potatoes for 2 people. You will have to just decide how much butter/margarine you want in there. I know that sounds very vague but I know you can do it! Then season the potatoes with salt & pepper to taste! And that’s it!
Here is a video making the Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes (I made this video for social media so that is why I am saying who I am!! I forgot to edit it before posting here!)