Monday, October 3, 2011

Guiltless Mashed Potatoes

After going out to dinner for 3+ weeks, I am trying to cook things that are somewhat healthy. I made these mashed potatoes to go with our meatloaf last week. There is not much to this recipe hence why these mashed potatoes are so healthy.
3 large new potatoes
4 peeled cloves of fresh garlic
5 Tbsp of skim milk
2 Tbsp of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter"
Garlic salt and pepper to taste

Under cold water, thoroughly wash the potatoes.
Cut the new potatoes in half and place into a medium-sized pot with the 4 whole garlic cloves.
Cover the potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Cook the potatoes on medium-high heat for 15-20 minutes. You will know the potatoes are done if you can easily pierce the potato with a fork.
Once the potatoes finish cooking, drain the water and use a potato masher or fork to mash the potatoes and garlic up.
Slowly add your 5 Tbsp of milk and 2 Tbsp of "butter".
Sprinkle the garlic salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
Make sure to taste the potatoes before serving! If the potatoes are too thick, add more milk to make the mashed potatoes creamier.
The secret ingredients in this recipe are the whole garlic cloves. I think you can never have too much garlic so feel free to add more than the recipe calls for. Obviously if you want more savory mashed potatoes, you can substitute cream or half and half for the milk and use real butter. Personally I do not think it is worth the extra cholesterol and fat!!
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