Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Scallions

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Scallions

(makes 6 servings)

2 pounds (960 g) baking potatoes
3 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
3 scallions, white and 1 inch green, cut into 1/2 inch sections
2/3 to 1 cup ( 160-240 ml) skim milk, heated
1/8 teaspoon ( 0.6 ml) salt, optional
freshly ground pepper

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into 2 inch pieces. Place into a pot of boiling water, to cover, along with the garlic and scallion. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain off the water and return the potatoes and vegetables to the pan. Shake to evaporate remaining moisture.
  2. Mash the potatoes with an electric mixer. Add the warm milk and whip until the mixture is smooth, fluffy and free of lumps. Taste for seasoning and add salt (if using), and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve immediately or keep warm in oven until ready to serve.

Per serving: 118 calories (0 % calories from fat), 4 g protein, 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 26 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 23 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1.5 carbohydrate (1.5 bread/starch)