1 bulb roasted garlic (even better with 2 bulbs of garlic!)
A fabulous recipe of Garlic Mashed potatoes for the holidays!
Cut tips of garlic off with sharp knife. (for hardneck be careful cutting through the hardneck, it’s really hard). Drizzle olive oil over neck of garlic so the oil drips down into the cloves. Bake garlic in garlic roaster, or cast iron pan covered with foil.(see below for three ways to roast garlic) Bake at 400 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes until softened. (Squeeze to test for softness) Roast garlic ahead of time, so garlic has time to cool before you have to squeeze out of clove skin.
Bring 2 quarts of water to boil in large sauce pan. Clean and quarter 10 medium sized potatoes. No need to peel if using organic potatoes. Add potatoes to boiling water and boil potatoes for 20 minutes until a fork slides off when pierced.
While potatoes are boiling, squeeze roasted garlic out of peels by squeezing from the tips of the cloves. Squeeze all cloves into small dish and set aside.
When potatoes are cooked, drain off water and return back to sauce pan. Add all ingredients and evenly distribute garlic cloves over all ingredients.
Mash with electric mixer or hand masher until smooth and creamy. Top with extra butter if desired.