Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time: 30 mins.
Cook Time: 30 mins.
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Level of Difficulty: Microwave
1 pound (about 2 large) potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 cups skim milk
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp white pepper
Cook potatoes, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 20-25 mins. or until tender.
Remove from heat. Drain and recover.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, cook garlic in milk until garlic is soft, about 30 mins.
Add milk-garlic mixture and white pepper to potatoes.
Beat with an electric mixer on low speed or mash with a potato masher until smooth.
Scrub potatoes, pat dry, and prick with a fork.
On a plate, cook potatoes, uncovered, on 100% power (high) until tender, about 12 mins, turning potatoes over once.
Let stand 5 mins.
Peel and quarter.
Meanwhile, in a 4-cup glass measuring cup, combine milk and garlic.
Cook, uncovered, on 50% power (medium) until garlic is soft, about 4 mins.
Continue as directed above.
No added fat or salt is used or needed in this tasty potato dish.
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 3/4 cup
Total fat: less than 1 g
Saturated fat: less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Sodium: 70 mg
This recipe has been adapted from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.