Thursday, June 7, 2007

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10-12 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

2 1/4 baking potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes
4 cups low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 reduced-fat (1%) milk or buttermilk, warmed
4 large green onions, trimmed and finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Peel the potatoes and slice into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan. Add the broth, garlic and enough cold water to completely cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.

Drain the potatoes. Add the milk and mash well with a potato masher.

Mix in the onions, salt and pepper; serve hot.

Tips and Tricks
Whip the potatoes after mashing, either with an electric mixer or by hand. This adds air and makes the potatoes fluffy. Make sure the milk is warm; cold milk will affect the texture. Slice green onions with kitchen shears, or omit if you don't have any. If you don't like garlic, replace it with 1/4 tsp nutmeg or lemon zest.
Make It Healthier
Omit the salt. Use homemade chicken stock; it is easier to control the salt content this way.
How Kids Can Help
Mash potatoes, stir in milk and onions. Older kids can slice the onions.

Nutrition Facts
1 serving equals 194 calories, 5 g protein, 44 g carbohydrate, trace fat, 5 g fiber, 894 mg sodium

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