Monday, 8 July 2013

Rustic Garlic Mashed Potato

Mashed potato serves as an excellent side dish for most meat western  dishes and it is very easy to make it. This time around, instead of making plain mashed potato, I added a bit if of garlic to give it an oomph. If you are watching your carb intake, you could easily substituted the potatoes used in this recipe with cauliflower and the butter with olive oil.

I started off by boiling a few peeled and cubed potatoes till fork tender in salted water. 

Place the cooked potatoes in a bowl, add the butter and start mashing up the potato with the back of the fork. 

Add in the milk, finely grated garlic and greek style yogurt and continue mashing the potato. The mashed potato need not be smooth, that's why I'm calling it rustic garlic mashed potato. But if you prefer it smooth, go ahead and make it smooth and if want the mashed potato a little more creamier, add a bit more milk.

Go ahead and taste the mashed potato at this point to check the seasoning. Add salt if necessary. 

Lastly, gently fold in the chopped spring onion. 

3 potatoes, peeled, cubed and boiled
3 cloves garlic, finely grated
3 tbsp butter
1 tbsp greek style yogurt
4-5 tbsp milk
1 tbsp chopped spring onion
Salt to taste

1) Peel and cube the potatoes. 
2) Bring to boil some water in a pan. Add about 1 1/2 tsp of salt and throw in the potatoes. Boil the potatoes for 10-15 minutes till fork tender.
3) Remove the boiled potatoes and place it in a bowl.
4) To the cooked potatoes add the butter and start mashing it up using a fork.
4) Add the greek style yogurt, milk and finely grated garlic and continuing mashing till desired consistency.
5) Add salt to taste and chopped spring onions and mix well.

* This recipe serves 3 

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