So I really wanted to post some recipes for beginner cooks. I didn’t really learn how to cook as a teen and when I was an adult on my own I was constantly calling my mom to figure out how to make the simple things.
Of course these were the days long before Pintrest or internet access was a household staple for young adults. Man, what did I even do with my life before I had Myspace, Facebook, Google or even a laptop! Oh yes, I went to school and studied and actually paid attention to the TV shows I watched.
Isn’t it just so crazy how life changes? But I digress.
Here is my standard mashed potato recipe. It serves about 2.
- 2-3 medium potatoes. I really like to use Yukon Gold, but you can also use Russet (these need to be peeled).
- 1 clove Garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1 Tbsp Granulated Garlic
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- If you’re getting really fancy then add 1/4 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup cream cheese.
Fill a medium saucepan at least halfway full of water. Add the minced garlic. Bring to a boil. Peel the potatoes (if desired) add the potatoes to the boiling water. Cook for 8-10 minutes. You will know the potatoes are done if you pierce them with a fork and they slide off, if they fall apart then they are maybe a little over done. But no worries! Drain the water from the pan.
In a stand mixer add the cooked potatoes, milk, butter, granulated garlic and salt and pepper (and sour cream and cream cheese if desired.)