Garlic mashed potatoes

Garlic mashed potatoes

Add garlic to mashed potatoes to make a side worthy of a special occasion, for Christmas or a special Sunday lunch. Mash to your preferred texture
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Tip the potatoes into a large pan, cover with cold water and sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt. Set the pan over a high heat and bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15-20 mins until the potatoes are tender and easily pierced with the tip of a knife. Drain, then return to the pan to steam-dry for 5 mins.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, warm the milk, garlic and butter in a small pan over a low heat, or in the microwave.
  3. Step 3

    Mash the potatoes with a potato masher for a lumpier mash, or pass through a ricer into a large bowl for lump-free (you may need to do this in batches).
  4. Step 4

    Tip the warmed butter, milk and garlic mixture and some seasoning into the bowl with the hot mash. Beat everything together with a wooden spoon or spatula until the butter has melted and the mash is smooth and creamy.