The rich flavors of the chipotle chiles overlaced with the roasted garlic are wonderful in mashed potatoes. Infusing the potatoes with butter makes for a rich flavor. This is a “Sunday Best” recipe.
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 4 pounds russet, golden, or baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ head garlic, roasted (see Notes)
- ¾ cup milk (skim for lowest fat or evaporated skim for a richer flavor)
- 2 dried chipotle chiles, reconstituted and minced
1. Bring about an inch of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes, cover, and cook for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
2. Drain well, then add the butter. Cover and let stand while preparing the garlic.
3. Slice off the root end of the garlic. With the blunt edge of a knife, squeeze the garlic from the husk; mince and set aside.
4. Warm the milk for about 30 seconds. Mash the potatoes using a masher, slowly adding milk and mashing until the potatoes are fluffy. Fold in the minced chiles and garlic. Serve hot.
Nutritional information is provided by the author.
Per serving: Calories 204, Protein 4 g, Carbohydrates 42 g, Fiber 4 g, Fat 2 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 6 mg, Sodium 241 mg. (Analyzed with skim milk.)