Thursday, November 19, 2015

Copycat Applebee's Garlic Mashed Potatoes



I made a meatloaf and wanted to try a new potato recipe since Gabe loves his spuds. 

 I didn't have heavy cream but had plenty of half and half so I subbed that for the milk and heavy cream. I also like to warm the milk up slightly before adding it to hot potatoes. 

Recipe adapted from HERE

Ingredients:

2 pounds Red Potatoes

1/4 cup garlic cloves ( roasted the garlic- if you never roasted garlic instructions are HERE )

1/2 cup milk 

1/4 cup cream 

3 tablespoons butter


Salt and black pepper (to taste)

Directions:

Roast the garlic in a 400 degree F oven for about 25- 35 minutes, depending on the size of the bulb. The garlic should be soft and it's ready to use.

Let the roasted garlic cool. 

Wash the potatoes and add water to a medium size sauce pan.

Wash the potatoes and add water to a medium size sauce pan.

Cut up the potatoes or put them in a saucepan of water whole. Boil over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

Remove the potatoes from the  heat and drain.


Place the drained potatoes in a large bowl and add the garlic, half and half which I subbed for the heavy cream and milk, butter and salt and pepper to taste.

Mash with a potato masher ( Gabe's job) until you get the consistency you desire.


Note: This would be a good holiday side dish.

Featured 11/26/15 on Miz Helen's Country Cottage








25 comments:

  1. Oh I do love mashed potatoes.....I'd eat those without the meat course and be very happy. Bob however? Doesn't like them....plain....he likes them when I dress them up with other things....like garlic. I also add horseradish-those he loves!

    How can you go wrong with potatoes, garlic, cream and butter? I don't think you can! Bet Gabe was one happy guy when these hit the table huh? :)

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    1. You know Gabe! WHO else would lug 50 pounds of potatoes from home to down here?

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  2. Me too Carol......eat them without the meat course. I don't like plain Mashed potatoes either, so I have to add stuff. These sound so good. Love roasted garlic, so this would be a good one.

    Yummmyyy...........

    BTW Linda,,,,I do love your tablecover 3>

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  3. Hi Linda got my computer back these potatoes sound good

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  4. who needs meat when you have these potatoes. I LOVE potatoes. Thanks Linda

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  5. I just saw Myra's reply. Butterflies are cute~

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  6. This sound like one Larry would like . He adds Garlic to everything. You wouldn't even have to add Gravy to it.

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    1. You could but it doesn't need it.

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  7. I love mashed potatoes in all of their forms. Plain Jane or all dressed up, they are all good! These look scrumptious!

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    1. They sure are dressed for the prom!

      Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Your Mashed Potatoes are just great and will be featured on this weeks Full Plate Thursday! Wishing you and your family a bountiful Thanksgiving and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much Miz Helen for the feature!

      Happy Thanksgiving.

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  9. Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite dishes and your recipes looks like a great one. I'll have to try it this week. Thanks for sharing it on Tips & Tricks and I hope to see you next week! Have a great Holiday!
    Patti

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    1. Thanks Patti and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  10. This sounds SO amazing!! YUMMY!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. I agree, this would be a wonderful side dish for Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Brag About It! Pinning and Tweeting! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
    ~Laurie

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    1. Thanks Laurie.

      Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Looks so tasty - thank you for stopping by Pin Worthy Wednesday

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  13. Yum! I'm a spuds girl too! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

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    1. My Gabe loves his potatoes!

      Thanks for the pin!

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