Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Confit

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Confit
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Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Confit

Viviane Bauquet Farre

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Confit

Mashed potatoes is a beloved side dish, but if you're like me, you might shy away from ordering it in restaurants because you know it's probably loaded with butter and cream.

So I have no choice but to make my own! And what a joy it is to do so when the recipe yields a light, fluffy and — thanks to the garlic confit — uniquely flavorful result.

When you whisk the hot milk into the potatoes, the purée becomes light as air. Just remember that a little butter goes a long way, so no need to use more than what the recipe calls for.

The result? Creamy, guilt-free mashed potatoes with the subtle and rich flavor of garlic confit. I call that something to celebrate!

Notes

*Note: Click here to see the Garlic Confit Recipe.

**Note: The potatoes can be prepared to this point up to 4 hours ahead. Cover and keep in a cool place, at room temperature.

Directions

Place 2 teaspoons of the salt and the potatoes in a large heavy-bottomed pot and fill with enough cold water to cover the potatoes by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, simmer vigorously, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender, for 12-14 minutes. Drain and let cool for a few minutes.

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, pass them through a food mill or potato ricer. Add the butter and stir until it has melted.**

When ready to serve, heat the milk in a small saucepan until boiling. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Place the potato purée in a large heavy-bottomed pot and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly. As the purée warms, whip the hot milk into it with a wire whisk ½ cup at a time, until the purée is smooth and has reached the desired consistency. Add the garlic confit and remaining salt. Season with pepper, to taste. Whip again until well incorporated. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve piping hot.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

184 kcal

Daily value:

9%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 24 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 10 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1473 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 236 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 5 mg
  • Vitamin D 1 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 29 µg
  • Ash 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 37 mg
  • Carotene, beta 442 µg
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Choline, total 14 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 110 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 5 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 2 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 3 g
  • Folate, DFE 15 µg
  • Folate, food 8 µg
  • Folate, total 14 µg
  • Folic acid 4 µg
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 179 µg
  • Lycopene 21 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 21 mg
  • Niacin 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 50 mg
  • Potassium, K 283 mg
  • Retinol 193 µg
  • Selenium, Se 3 µg
  • Sodium, Na 238 mg
  • Starch 1 g
  • Sugars, total 17 g
  • Water 225 g
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