Elevated Herbed Mashed Potatoes
Prepare to elevate your dining experience with our exquisite rendition of Classic Mashed Potatoes, infused with the aromatic richness of fresh herbs and garlic. This side dish transcends the ordinary, bringing a symphony of flavors and fragrances to your table. We've taken the timeless comfort of mashed potatoes and enhanced it with the vibrant essence of chives, parsley, and thyme, creating a medley of savory, earthy, and herbal notes. The addition of garlic lends depth and character to the creamy texture, while a touch of butter and milk delivers the perfect level of indulgence. Whether accompanying a holiday feast or gracing your everyday meal, these mashed potatoes will undoubtedly become the star of your culinary repertoire.
4 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup whole milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
Salt and black pepper to taste
1. Boil the Potatoes:
Place the potato chunks and peeled garlic cloves in a large pot and cover them with cold water. Add a pinch of salt.
Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
2. Drain and Mash:
Drain the potatoes and garlic, and return them to the pot.
Use a potato masher or a potato ricer to mash the potatoes and garlic until smooth and lump-free.
3. Add Butter and Milk:
While the potatoes are still hot, add the butter and milk. Stir until the butter is melted and the mixture is well combined.
If the consistency is too thick, you can add a little more milk until you reach your desired creaminess.
4. Season with Herbs:
Stir in the chopped chives, parsley, and thyme leaves.
Season the mashed potatoes with salt and black pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
Transfer the mashed potatoes to a serving bowl and garnish with additional fresh herbs, if desired.
Serve immediately while warm.
These Elevated Classic Mashed Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Garlic are a fragrant and creamy side dish that will take your meal to the next level. The blend of fresh herbs and garlic adds a delightful aroma and flavor, making them a perfect addition to any dinner table or special occasion. Enjoy!