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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Clove for Garlic Mashed Potatoes

No added fat or salt is used or needed in this tasty garlic flavored potato dish. A second variation of Garlic Mashed Potatoes is also included.

Ingredients

1 pound potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 cups skim milk
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon white fine grind pepper

Directions

Cook potatoes, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Drain and recover.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, cook garlic in milk until garlic is soft, about 30 minutes.

Add milk-garlic mixture and white pepper to potatoes. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed or mash with a potato masher until smooth.

Microwave Directions: Scrub potatoes, pat dry, and prick with a fork. On a plate, cook potatoes, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) until tender, about 12 minutes, turning potatoes over once. Let stand 5 minutes. Peel and quarter.

Meanwhile, in a 4-cup glass measuring cup, combine milk and garlic. Cook, uncovered, on 50 percent power (medium) until garlic is soft, about 4 minutes. Continue as directed above.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Serving size: 3/4 cup
Calories: 141; Total Fat: less than 1g; Saturated Fat: less than 1g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Sodium: 70mg

Variation: Garlic Mashed Potatoes

2 pounds red or Idaho potatoes, quartered, not peeled
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Miracle Whip lite dressing
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper
*Or substitute two to three cloves garlic, minced, for garlic powder

Cover potatoes with water in large saucepan. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium. Cook 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain. Mash potatoes. Add milk, dressing and garlic powder; beat until fluffy. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Recipe makes eight servings.

Nutrition information per serving:
Calories:  140; Total Fat:  3.5g; Saturated Fat:  .5g; Cholesterol:  5mg; Sodium:  140mg; Carbohydrate:  26g; Fiber:  2g; Protein:  3g; Exchanges:  1-1/2 Starch, 1/2 Fat

Tip for mashing your potatoes

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