Smoky Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Posted by on December 14, 2006 in Blog | 1 comment


  • 5 lbs. russet potatoes
  • 2 1/2 lbs. red potatoes
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tsp garlic, minced (about 12 cloves)
  • 1/2 lb. smoked gouda cheese, grated
  • 1/4 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • salt & pepper

Peel and slice the russet potatoes, and slice the reds. Place together in a pot over medium-high heat to boil. While the potatoes cook, in a saucepan, melt the butter. Then saute the garlic until it smells sweet, but be careful not to burn it. Next add 1 cup of milk, and bring the butter & milk to a boil. When it boils, add the cheeses and stir until they are melted. (If you want cheesy bits in the final potatoes, reserve some of the cheese for later addition) Keep the cheese sauce hot until the potatoes are cooked. When the potatoes are fork-tender, drain them, and begin mashing. As you mash, first add the cheese sauce, then the additional 1 cup milk, then the sour cream. (If you reserved cheese, add it now) Taste and salt & pepper as you mash, stopping when you like the flavor and texture.

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