Your belly is filling up with turkey and stuffing… but where are the ‘tatoes? A classic American holiday is not complete unless your plate appears to have a whopping dollop of mashed potato heaven. As a proud Irish lady, I would never talk badly about mashed potatoes. But, I will say that the typical Irish recipe of butter, salt, pepper, and milk leaves much to be desired for the taste palate.
This recipe for Scallion Garlic Mashed Potatoes will not only jazz your taste buds, but your Irish ancestors will be screaming all the way from Blarney Castle for a taste.
Boil your potatoes over high heat for 20 – 25 minutes. Salt and pepper those bad boys. When the potatoes are soft, drain the water and place the potatoes to the side.
Chop your scallions into decent sized slices, using some of the white stem as well. Take your garlic cloves and cover them with the knife; after giving the knife a good whack with your hand, the garlic will open and the skin will be easy to remove. Dice the garlic into the size you wish… this recipe is all about your flavor preferences. Get randy!
Over medium-low heat, cook your butter, garlic, scallions, salt, and pepper. Once everything has cooked down, remove the pan from the heat.
In a large mixing bowl, pour the heated vegetables over the potatoes and stir in the milk.
If you have a mixer, blend all the ingredients until the mashed potatoes are smooth. If you don’t have a mixer, get ready for a workout!
The last step? Enjoy with the rest of your holiday meal.
Scallion Garlic Mashed Potatoes
– 5 lbs. potatoes
– 1 stick of butter
– ½ cup+ chopped scallions
– 3+ cloves of garlic, chopped
– ¾ – 1 cup milk
– Salt and pepper
1. Peel and boil your potatoes for 20+ minutes over high heat. Once they are soft, drain the water and place to the side.
2. Over medium-low heat, cook the butter, scallions, and garlic. Once the vegetables have softened, pour this mixture over the cooked potatoes.
3. Add milk to the mixture and blend together, either by hand or using a mixer.
4. Salt and pepper to taste.