Linda from 2nd Cup of Coffee has once again started the Fall into Flavor meme. It will run five weeks and it's time to post our yummy fall foods. And she's got a great apron up for grabs. I want me that apron.
Today, I'm giving you a bit of a different take on the the regular old mashed potatoes. No need for gravy with this one. And it goes with any meat.
Jazzed Mashed Potatoes
-8 medium red potatoes
-4 cloves of garlic, peeled
-1/2 cup butter or marg
-1/4 cup half and half (or milk if you insisit on saving a few calories)
-1 tsp. steak seasoning (more or less to taste, I prefer a good heaping tsp)
I make this with the peels on if the potatoes have a nice skin. Scrub them well if you leave them on or peel the potatoes if you don't like the skins. Cut into large chunks and put into cold water in large pot. Add the garlic cloves whole. Bring to a boil and cook until tender.
Drain the potatoes taking care not to lose the cloves of garlic. Add butter and mash together. Mix in the half and half or milk, and seasoning with an electric mixer until creamy. If your potatoes were on the dry side you might need to add an extra splash of half and half. You be the judge. Add salt to taste, if desired.