Thursday, 13 May 2010

Fluffy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Servings : 8

Preparation Time :1:30

1 large head garlic (split in half horizontally)
1 teaspoon of olive oil
3 large baking potatoes (peeled & quartered)
3 tablespoons of margarine
1 cup of low-fat milk or soymilk
salt (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

Cooking instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Drizzle garlic with oil. Wrap securely in foil; roast 30 to 40 minutes, or until soft. Cool, then squeeze garlic out of skins; refrigerate. Discard skins. (If desired, garlic can be roasted the day before.)

Cover potatoes with water, add salt and bring to a boil. cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain; reserve cooking water. Mash potatoes well. Add garlic, margarine, salt, pepper and milk or soymilk. Whip potatoes, adding reserved cooking liquid 1/4 cup at a time until potatoes are fluffy and light but still hold shape.


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