I’ve written about the swiss steak we made for Christmas, but I don’t think I mentioned how amazing the garlic mashed potatoes were that my dad made. I don’t know what he did (well, I do and it’s typed out below), but this recipe was some of the best garlic mashed potatoes I have ever eaten. My dad knew I was taking a photo of the potatoes, but then I snuck into his binder of recipes to find the recipe so I could share it with all of you. He did note when he saw me take the photo of the potatoes that he wanted full credit for making them and didn’t want me to try and pass them off as having made them myself. So…full disclosure. I didn’t make these potatoes. My dad did. They were amazing. Between him and my mom, there’s no question why I love to cook and make food for those I love.
Garlic Red Potatoes
3 1/2-4 lbs red potatoes
12 oz Top the Tater
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Clean the potatoes, peel, and boil to fork tender. Leave about half of the skins on. Mash the potatoes and mix in the top the tater, granulated garlic, and enough milk to make the potatoes pretty creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
These can be made a day ahead and rewarmed in a 170 degree oven for 2 hours before serving. Be sure to stir a couple times during the rewarming process.