These garlic mashed potatoes are creamy, flavourful, comforting, and easy to make. Restaurant-style mashed potatoes are amazing in every way. Perfect as a side dish for weeknight dinners. Make these silky smooth potatoes today!
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Potatoes, although they were only discovered by Europeans in the sixteenth century, have taken hold as a global favourite. From a single potato ancestor that once grew in the swamps and saturated soils of Central America has arisen an endless array of potato cultivars, with many countries and cultures developing their own potato strains to suit their cuisine.
The Irish are notorious for their taste for potatoes, and it’s theorized that the hardy little tubers were actually introduced to the Emerald Isle by accident. The story goes that a Spanish warship, fleeing from the Spanish Armada’s disastrous attempt at invasion during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, either crashed or landed ashore on one of Ireland’s many rocky beaches. The ship, carrying potatoes from the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, left its cargo on that Irish shore, and the potato spread across the island like a virus, taking root and thriving in the moist, dark Irish climate. Baked garlic mashed potatoes, as well as countless other potato-based recipes, are today served in pubs and homes all over Ireland, and are extremely popular around the world, as this easy-to-prepare dish is chock full of flavor and character.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe
The first thing you might notice in this recipe for baked mashed potatoes is the relatively large volume of garlic demanded by the list of ingredients. Those with sensitive palates or delicate digestive tracts might balk at the inclusion of two whole heads of garlic, but there’s very good reason for the inclusion of this volume of garlic.
When you’re making baked mashed potatoes, you’ll be cooking the garlic for a far longer time than in most garlic-featuring recipes, which removes all the bite and sharpness of the garlic, leaving a fresh, sweet flavour with hints of garlic’s aroma. Be sure to only combine the garlic sauce with the potatoes at the very end, as the lovely, characteristic consistency of this recipe is lost when the final product is put over heat for too long. Accordingly, these baked garlic mashed potatoes won’t hold up too well to reheating, so try to consume the entirety of this dish while it’s still hot and fresh.
How to serve Mashed Potatoes
This dish is ideal to serve as a steaming complement to any roast or fried meat mainstay of a meal. Bangers and mash, the staple of working class British and Irish families for countless generations, is a simple meal of sausages, mashed potatoes and possibly some greens or carrots on the side. This classic pairing has numerous gourmet options, and today you can buy exotic sausages stuffed with spices, fruits and meats to give you a never-ending selection of flavours to choose from. Alternatively, serve your garlic mashed potatoes alongside roast lamb or pork, preferably seasoned with some rosemary to give a bit of freshness to the flavour combination of garlic, potatoes and sweet meat. Although these examples work incredibly well with baked garlic mashed potatoes, this side dish is truly versatile, and will neatly complement any meal, so feel free to add it to beef, chicken or even seafood and taste the results for yourself.
Other Mashed potatoes recipes:
- Mashed potatoes
- Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
- Spinach Mashed Potatoes
- Perfect Mashed Potatoes
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Mashed potato balls
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