Mashed potatoes: comfort food at its finest.
Cooking Classy has an excellent recipe for creamy garlic mashed potatoes that you can make with minimal effort, right in your slow cooker.
This is a delicious recipe that I made for dinner the other night with a baked chicken, and I highly recommend it. The potatoes were fluffy, creamy, and flavorful. Fresh herbs? The best part.
(If you don't have a slow cooker, you can also make them by simply baking the potatoes in a conventional oven, rather than setting-and-forgetting them for a few hours.)
1. Place 4 lbs of cubed red potatoes (about 1 1/2 in. pieces) in a greased 6-7 quart slow cooker. Add 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 4 cloves minced garlic, and 1/4 cup of melted butter. Toss to coat evenly.
2. Cook for 4 to 4 1/2 hours, until potatoes are tender when pierced with fork. Do not drain. Then, mash potatoes with a potato masher.
3. Warm 1/2 cup cream in the microwave. Add this, along with 2/3 cup sour cream. Beat with an electric hand mixer until desired consistency is reached. Add milk if necessary.
4. Serve warm with butter and minced chives. Enjoy!
It's an easy recipe that will warm you all the way down to your bones. Who doesn't love mashed potatoes on a chilly fall day?!
So here's the ingredient list, in summary:
4 lbs red potatoes, cleaned (peeled or unpeeled), cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup water
1 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp, pepper, or to taste
1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic (4 cloves)
1/4 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cream, warmed in the microwave
1/2 cup milk, warmed in the microwave, or as desired
Minced chives and butter, for serving (optional)
I hope you guys give these a try! And if you have any recipe requests, be sure to let me know. I'm always cooking, and I love sharing what I make with you guys, so let me know and let's cook together :)