Yukon Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic




1-1/4 lb. Yukon potatoes, peeled
8 cloves garlic, peeled and kept whole
1 head garlic, for roasting
1 dash olive oil
1-1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup butter
1/2 tsp. thyme, chopped
1 dash salt


1. Drizzle the head of garlic with olive oil, wrap in aluminum foil, and bake at 300°F for 30 minutes.

2. Boil the potatoes until soft.

3. Blanche the garlic in water three times, changing the water each time.

4. After blanching, remove garlic and cook a fourth time in 1/2 of cream for three minutes.

5. Place garlic cream in food processor and purée until smooth.

6. Remove garlic from oven. Carefully peel.

7. Purée potatoes. Add remaining cream, butter, garlic cream and thyme. Stir in roasted garlic cloves and salt to taste.

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Chef Karl

Chef Karl reviewed Yukon Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic on February 22, 2004

Looking for something new for our table I found this different approach to a simple dish. We worked out some minor issues with salt, but everything was wonderful.