I woke up to one of the most beautiful frosts...
the kind that makes you happy that is is still winter...
really it just makes me want to stay inside and eat.
One of my all time favorite foods is mashed potatoes! I would make it every night if I could; unfortunately, I am the only one in this household who enjoys mashed potatoes. So here is my recipe...Garlic Mashed Potatoes For One.
This is SUPER GARLICKY...cut back on the garlic or omit all together if you don't like garlic. Easily multiply by how many servings you need.
GARLIC MASHED POTATOES
1 large Russet Potato
1/3 cup half and half
1 garlic clove
1-2 oz Parmesan Cheese, fresh, finely grated
Peel, dice and put potato in pan.
Cover with water and add 1 teaspoon of salt to water. Boil on medium-high heat for about 15 minutes or until potato pieces break apart easily with a fork.
Use a garlic press or mince the garlic clove.
Love my garlic press!
Meanwhile, heat garlic and half and half in a separate pan until simmering.
When potatoes are easily broken apart with a fork drain into a colander.
Put the potatoes back in pan and add the garlic milk mixture and Parmesan cheese.
Mash. The potatoes will thicken. Season with fresh ground pepper.
Note: If you dont have half and half you can substitute milk but you may want to add a little butter and add the milk mixture in parts to make sure it doesnt make the potatoes too runny...or you could go the other route and use heavy cream, which I am so guilty of doing!