Elevate your mashed potatoes with this garlic and creamy roasted mashed potatoes recipe. Pairs perfectly with Jake and Jazz Smollett’s smothered chicken recipe.
6 garlic cloves
Extra -virgin olive oil
2 pounds red bliss potatoes, skin on and cut into 2 inch dice (about 6 cups)
1 cup whole milk
8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground white pepper
1 green onion, thinly sliced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Spread the peeled garlic cloves on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with a little oil.
Roast for 15 to 20 minutes until the garlic is soft.
Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover them with water. You can also roast the red potatoes whole with skin on until tender if you prefer.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until knife tender.
Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a blender or food processor. Puree the potatoes with the milk and roasted garlic until just smooth, careful not to overwork the mixture.
Transfer the mashed potatoes back to the pot and add the butter.
Stir until the butter has melted completely.
Add the salt and white pepper and mix the potatoes until smooth.
Top with the sliced green onion.