- 1 medium head garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, and quartered
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potato (British English) or mashed potatoes(American English) is also commonly known as ‘mash’ which clearly is prepared by mashing boiled potatoes. The dish is generally associated with holidays celebrated in the United States of America such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, in Canada and UK the dish is mostly enjoyed through the year.
Mashed potatoes recipes started appearing in 1747 and the first recipe marked its entry in the book The Art of Cookery by Hannah Glasse.
While the dish can be consumed on its own, mashed potato are popularly served as a side dish. It is often served with dry chicken and meat dishes such as steaks and/or the way it is served in the British Isles with sausages.
Mashed potato can be a major ingredient of various other dishes as well such as shepherd's and cottage pie, pierogi, colcannon, dumplings, potato pancakes, potato croquettes and gnocchi.