Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Our own Corporate Chef Jeremy McLachlan's take on the boring old mashed potato! Not so boring anymore.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Serves 4


2 pounds Yukon potatoes, cut into large chunks
1/2 pound turnips, peeled and cut into large chunks
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of heavy cream
3 tablespoons roasted garlic
1 pinch salt

Tools for Success
  • 1-2 gallon cooking vessel (preferably a pot)
  • 1 very strong arm for mashing
  • 1 potato masher
  1. Peel 2 heads of garlic and then toss them lightly in canola oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Then cover in foil and place in a 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
  3. After they are cool enough to touch, mash with a fork.
Making the Mash
  • Get that huge cooking vessel (the pot) and fill it two-thirds of the way with water.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt to the water.
  • Bring the water to a boil then add the Yukon potatoes cut into big chunks.
  • Chef's tip: do not worry about peeling the potatoes! Cook the potatoes for 5 minutes in the boiling water. Add the peeled turnips cut into big chunks. Cook the potatoes and the turnips for 8 minutes or until the potatoes are tender enough to pierce with a fork.
  • Place the potatoes in a strainer/colander/china cap (yes, they all are the same thing).
  • Let the potatoes drain for 10 minutes.
  • Chef’s tip: this is very important so all the water leaves the potatoes.
  • Get that arm ready with some curls because you are ready to mash.
  • Place the potatoes and the turnips back into the pot you cooked them in, and mash them.
  • Add the butter and mash some more.
  • Then add cream. Chef’s tip: over mashing is not a good thing.
  • Make sure when you mash the potatoes you mash them only 15-20 times.
  • Anything over that will bring the starch out of the potatoes and make them gummy.
  • Garlic potato bubble yum anyone?
  • Season with salt and white pepper to taste.
  • Then cover them and keep warm in your oven set to a low temperature.
  • Wanna have fun? Replace the turnip with celery root. Use half Yukon potatoes and half turnips for the recipe. Mix in pesto at the end to make pesto mash.

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