Potatoes are a staple in our house. Garlic mashed are a nice change from basic mashed potatoes, especially if you are a garlic fan like we are. I always use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer to mash my potatoes- it makes fluffier. I, also find potatoes to be one of the most important items to taste as you prepare them as every batch needs a little tweaking.
GF Garlic Mashed Potatoes
6 medium sized russet potatoes, washed, peeled, and diced into 1″ cubes
4 Tbsp butter, room temperature is ideal
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup milk
Fill a stockpot 2/3 full of water and add the potatoes. Bring to a boil and keep there for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft and easily pierced with a fork. Drain potatoes and transfer to a Kitchen Aid mixing bowl. Add butter, salt, garlic powder, and pepper and begin to mash using the paddle beater. Beat until most of the large pieces have broken down and then add the milk. Continue to beat until the potatoes are light and fluffy.