Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips - 5/25/04

Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips

9 medium baking potatoes (3 pounds), such as russet
1 1/2 lbs parsnips
1 bulb garlic, unpeeled
2 tsp olive oil
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
3/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper

  1. Peel potatoes and parsnips; cut into 1/2-inch chunks. Cook in a Dutch oven or large saucepan in boiling salted water until tender, about 25 to 30 minutes. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut about 1/2 inch off tip of garlic head, and discard. Place garlic in a custard cup. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife. Let cool. Squeeze garlic pulp out of peels. Mash with a fork, and set aside.

  3. Press the potatoes and parsnips through a potato ricer or food mill (or mash with a potato masher), and return them to the Dutch oven.

  4. Heat milk and butter in a small saucepan just until boiling. Stir into the potato mixture. Stir in mashed garlic, the 3/4 teaspoon salt, and the 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Heat through. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Makes 14 servings.

Servings: 14
Preparation time: 35 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ready in: 55 minutes

Source: Better Homes and Gardens®
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