Mashed potatoes are a beloved classic, but have you ever considered taking them to the next level? If you’re ready for a delightful twist on this comfort food favorite, we’ve got a treat for you – Mashed Blue Potatoes with Roasted Garlic. This creamy, savory dish combines the earthy notes of blue potatoes with the rich, aromatic essence of roasted garlic. Are you ready to dive into this culinary adventure? Let’s get started!
- 3 pounds of blue potatoes
- 2 1/2 ounces of roasted garlic
- 2 ounces of sour cream
- 1/2 ounce of butter
- 1 ounce of grated parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Prepare the Potatoes
Start by peeling and cutting the 3 pounds of blue potatoes into evenly sized cubes. The blue potatoes add a unique twist to the traditional mashed potato recipe, thanks to their striking color and earthy flavor.
2. Boil the Potatoes
Place the cubed blue potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring the water to a boil and allow the potatoes to simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until they are fork-tender. The goal is to cook them until they are soft and easily mashed.
3. Drain and Mash
Once the blue potatoes are cooked to perfection, drain the water and return them to the pot. In a large bowl, combine the boiled blue potatoes with the star of the show – the 2 1/2 ounces of roasted garlic. The roasted garlic infuses the dish with a sweet and smoky flavor that pairs wonderfully with the potatoes.
4. Add Creaminess
Introduce 2 ounces of sour cream and 1/2 ounce of butter to the mixture. These ingredients will bring a rich and creamy texture to your mashed blue potatoes, making them irresistible. Don’t hesitate to adjust the quantities of sour cream and butter to achieve your preferred level of creaminess.
5. Incorporate Flavor
Sprinkle in 1 ounce of grated parmesan cheese. The cheese will add a delightful depth of flavor and a cheesy kick to your mashed blue potatoes.
6. Season to Perfection
Mash the ingredients together until you reach your desired consistency. This is where you have the freedom to adjust the texture to your liking. If you prefer your mashed potatoes smooth and creamy, keep mashing. For a slightly chunkier texture, stop mashing sooner.
Season your mashed blue potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. Be sure to taste and adjust the seasoning as needed – everyone’s palate is unique.