Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

These potatoes are probably the best I have ever made... they are VERY tasty and you should probably try them out tonight with fresh potatoes from your garden or tomorrow if you have to run to your nearest farmer's market or grocery store to get some baby red and yellow potatoes.

I served these with Jamaican Jerk beef strips (a sirloin roast, sliced into strips and marinated), corn on the cob and garlic bread.

I will warn you in advance that I did absolutely no measuring, so I encourage you to do the same, as my measurements are only approximations anyway... make them to your liking and use this as a guide. :)

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

10-12 baby red and yellow potatoes, rinsed and halved -- leave skins on!
2/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 - 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon season salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Boil potatoes in salted water until fork is easily inserted into potato. Drain water and return to pot. Add remaining ingredients and mash with spoon, leaving some lumps. Enjoy! :)


Holly. said...

i had a bunch of zucchini meals planned, but i want these mashed potatoes now. maybe we'll have to forego halder dogs tomorrow and i'll cook instead!!

Nicole said...

Ok, awesome potatoes. I have one suggestion for you too. I've made these before but didn't find them to be garlicy enough so I put the minced garlic in with the boiling potatoes. It really helped a ton. I called them the best potatoes I've ever had too! My mouth is watering just thinking about them.