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Janette's Homestyle Wicked Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe & Video

Updated on February 18, 2015
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

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I always thought I made great mashed potatoes, until my son's girlfriend Janette cooked the mashed potatoes for our co-op Thanksgiving dinner! There was something about them that took them up a level somehow! I just had to find out her secret, so when I invited them to dinner last week I asked her to make the mashed potatoes again!

Janette was nice enough to agree to allow me to video while she put the finishing touches on her potatoes, and you can watch those two videos below!

I will definitely be making my mashed potatoes with her method from now on! Give her recipe a try.

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Peeling The Potatoes Is Half The Work!

Peeling The Potatoes Is Half The Work!
Peeling The Potatoes Is Half The Work!
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs. Potatoes (Janette likes reds
  • I like Yukon Golds
  • they're all good!)
  • Milk
  • Garlic Salt
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 stick real butter

Instructions

  1. Peel and wash potatoes. Cut into small pieces and place in large Dutch oven pan containing water (so they don't turn brown). When pan is filled with potatoes, fill pan with water to about 2" from top. On high heat, bring potatoes to rolling boil then reduce heat so that water will be on a slow boil. Cover but vent - potatoes are notorious for boiling over! Or maybe we just forget to watch them:) If they do start to boil over, quickly reduce the heat and remove the lid for a minute.
  2. Cook potatoes until they are fork-tender, meaning you can easily stick a fork through a piece with little resistance.
  3. Drain all water from potatoes.
  4. Watch Janette's two quick videos on how to season the mashed potatoes!
  5. Add the stick of butter. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher, until they are lump-free (or lumpy if you prefer them that way!)
  6. Add milk a little at a time, blending after each addition, until potatoes are desired consistency.
  7. Add garlic salt, salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
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Turn your potatoes out into a pretty bowl! Add a big lump of butter in the middle and sprinkle a bit of pepper on top.

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