Garlic Mashed Potato Recipes

Turning plain old mashed potato into glorious garlic mash is simplicity itself. In fact it's so simple it doesn't need a formal recipe - instead here are three simple methods to experiment with:

Mild Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Before boiling the potatoes, peel a couple of cloves of garlic. Add these to the water and boil with the potatoes. After draining, mash the garlic in to the potato. Because the garlic has been cooked with the potatoes it will be fairly mild and slightly sweet.

Really Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

If you're a real garlic lover then don't pre-cook the garlic. Instead, boil the potatoes as normal. Then after draining them crush a couple of cloves of garlic and mash this into the potatoes along with the usual milk / butter / cream you use.

Sophisticated Garlic Mash

If you have some spare time, then for the ultimate garlic mashed potatoes make up a batch of white garlic sauce. You can do this in advance, just warm it through a few minutes before the potatoes finish cooking. When the potatoes are boiled, drain and mash with the garlic sauce instead of the usual milk / butter / cream.