The humble mashed potato. It’s so simple, yet always popular on the dinner table. There are lots of ways to elevate mashed potatoes and make them your own. Some people love to sprinkle them with bacon bits and sour cream, others love to add a dollop of butter and cream, and some just like their potatoes plain with salt and pepper.
There is also a huge variety of preferences when it comes to the texture of mashed potatoes. My favourite way to have mashed potatoes is in a “dirty mash” form. I love the rustic feel of keeping the skin on.
My husband’s favourite texture for mashed potatoes is smooth. And I mean, extremely smooth. So much so that I push my potatoes through a mesh sieve to remove any excess lumps. There are probably simpler ways to execute a lump free mash, but this is the method I use. The result is velvety rich mash that is always a pleaser!
These aren’t exactly low in calories, but, most things in life aren’t!
Recipe for Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
- 4 Extra Large White Potatoes
- 4 Tablespoons of Butter
- 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
- 4-5 Cloves of Garlic (Minced)
- 1/4 Cup Finley Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Kosher Salt
- Freshly Cracked Peppercorn
- Scallions (Diced)
Instructions for Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
1: Chop your potatoes into equal size chunks (about 1-2 inches in size.
2: Bring a pot of generously salted water to a boil, and drop potatoes in. Allow cooking until fork tender, about 15 minutes.
3: Mince your Garlic, and set aside.
4: Once your potatoes are fork tender, strain them and return to the pot. Add your butter, cream, and garlic.
5: Mash your potatoes as smooth as you can with a potato masher. The smoother you can get them, the easier the next step will be. Add additional cream or butter if required.
6: Using a rubber spatula, push your mashed potato through a fine mesh sieve. It will take a little work, but it’s worth it!
7: Sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese, kosher salt, and cracked peppercorn. Stir, and transfer to a serving bowl.
8: Serve piping hot with freshly diced scallions!