Smashed Red Potatoes With Garlic

Smashed Red Potatoes With Garlic

These simple smashed red potatoes are flavored with garlic and butter. There are loads of variations, too, including mash with cheese or with herbs.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Scrub potatoes and cut into small chunks.
  3. Step 3

    Put potatoes, a teaspoon of salt, and the sliced garlic in a medium saucepan . Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking until the potatoes are tender, or about 20 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Heat half a cup of milk or half-and-half until barely hot.
  5. Step 5

    Remove the potatoes from the heat and drain well. Pour them into a bowl and mash with the butter and add the heated milk or half-and-half.
  6. Step 6

    Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  7. Step 7

    If using, garnish the potatoes with fresh chopped parsley or chives.
  8. Step 8