Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Yummy!
ROASTED GARLIC
Ingredients:
2 heads of garlic
Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Directions:
1 Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2 Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual cloves intact. Using a knife, cut off 1/4 to a 1/2 inch of the top of cloves, exposing the individual cloves of garlic.
3 Place the garlic heads in a baking pan; muffin pans work well for this purpose. Drizzle a couple teaspoons of olive oil over each head, using your fingers to make sure the garlic head is well coated. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 400°F for 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves feel soft when pressed.
4 Allow the garlic to cool enough so you can touch it without burning yourself. Use a small small knife cut the skin slightly around each clove. Use a cocktail fork or your fingers to pull or squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins.
The Results:
This was good right out of the head of garlic. You can roast your own garlic and put it in a dip or on french bread or whatever. I got the method of how to do it off of http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/001712roasted_garlic.php. It was so simple and easy. Went perfect with my roasted garlic mashed potatoes




INGREDIENTS:
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup olive oil
7 baking potatoes, peeled and cubed ( I used red potatoes)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

*Added 1/4 cup of green onions (chopped)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place garlic cloves in a small baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, cover, and bake 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender but firm. Drain, and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Place roasted garlic, milk, Parmesan cheese, and butter into the bowl with the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Beat to desired consistency with an electric mixer.

The Results: These are so good. They were so good with the whole dinner. I got the recipe from allrecipes. My husband thought this whole dinner was awesome.

2 comments:

Kevin said...

Roasted garlic is so good! It makes for great mashed potatoes!

Pam said...

I love roasted garlic mashed potatoes... they are my favorite!