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Smashing Smashed Potatoes

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 stick (1/4 pound) butter
  • 1 cup Roasted Garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • Put the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Season with 1 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper. Boil until fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Drain and return the potatoes to the pot. Add the butter, garlic, and cream. Using a fork, coarsely mash the potatoes and mix well.
  • Season with the remaining salt and black pepper and serve.