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    Five ways to upgrade mashed potatoes

    From an article by Justin Chapple on Food & Wine magazine's website.

    Five ways to upgrade mashed potatoes

    Add mayonnaise
    Makes mashed potatoes even creamier. 4 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, 1.5 sticks unsalted butter, 1.25 cups whole milk, 1 cup mayo, freshly ground white pepper. Rich and creamy...

    Add variety
    Try sweet potatoes instead of Russet or Yukon Gold.

    Add heat
    Smoked hot paprika stirred in or sprinkled on top. A favorite hot sauce blended in.

    Add crunchiness
    Top with crispy bacon bits or crispy fried shallots.

    Add root vegetables
    Roast parsnips, celery root, or turnips, then puree and add to mashers.

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    Two-three cloves of garlic (minced) lightly fried (sauteed?) in some of that butter then add it all to the spuds.

    Quantity of garlic depends on quantity of spuds/how much you like garlic.
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    Instead of milk use sour cream and ranch dressing
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    Thanks Chris... This will help us improve our mashed potatoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Dennis View Post
    Two-three cloves of garlic (minced) lightly fried (sauteed?) in some of that butter then add it all to the spuds.

    Quantity of garlic depends on quantity of spuds/how much you like garlic.
    We throw the garlic in the water w/ the taters when we're boiling 'em. And than add blue cheese at mashing time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Dahl View Post
    We throw the garlic in the water w/ the taters when we're boiling 'em. And than add blue cheese at mashing time...
    Wifey hates b.cheese so that's never going to happen.
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    I like to add a bunch of chopped fresh chives and some sour cream.

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    I like to use roasted garlic, squeeze half a head or more in along with a drizzle of good EVO.

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    I like to roasted a head of garlic in the oven and squeeze out 4-5 bulbs into the mixture as I mash it up. Add a bunch on white pepper, salt to taste, and you have taters that go great with a grilled steak.

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    An easy thing is to add rub in along with the milk and butter.

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