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Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Basic mashed potatoes.

Ingredients: 4-6 servings

*Potato (medium)
3-4 (350 g)
*Garlic
1-2 cloves
*Bay leaf
1
*Salt
1 teaspoon
Butter
1 tablespoon
Heavy cream
1/4 cup
Milk
1/4 cup
Chives
1-2 tablespoons

Steps

1. Peel the potatoes and cut into pieces. Add the * ingredients to a pot and fill with water until just covered. Boil until the potatoes are soft.
2. Put the boiled potatoes and garlic into a colander.
3. Use a potato masher (if you don't have one, use a strainer) to mash the potatoes and garlic together.
4. While still piping hot, add the butter. Then add the slightly warmed milk and heavy cream in several turns and stir it in quickly to combine completely.
5. Adjust the taste with salt. Lastly, stir in the chives and it's all done.
6. These are also delicious without garlic. They also taste great with other herbs or even with some bacon.

Story Behind this Recipe

After trying many flavors, this became a favorite in our household.