Hello everyone! We, here at Jake’s, hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and good food! 🙂 I have developed another YUMMY recipe that my husband has officially deemed “the best potatoes EVER. Even better than my moms.” Whhhaaatt?! Yeah, they’re so good, that I even adore them, and I’m not really a potato person. I test drove this recipe at our Thanksgiving dinner, and every guest asked me for the recipe…. SO, rest assured that these are the best! Here we go:
6 Organic Russet Potatoes, peeled & washed (Organic really does make a difference in taste!)
1/4 C. – 1/2 C. Heavy Whipping Cream (or Coconut Cream if you are dairy free)
1 Whole Head of Garlic
1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Salt & Fresh Cracked Pepper, to taste
1/2 C. Organic Salted Butter (Kerry Gold is my favorite) – or dairy-free margarine
Alrighty. Here’s what you do: First take out your butter or margarine so it is nice and soft by time you need to use it & preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Then, take your head of garlic and slice off the top inch-ish, like so:
Notice how the layer of skin around the garlic remains in tact? Place garlic head in aluminum foil boat, so you can wrap it loosely when ready. Put your teaspoon of olive oil over the top of the head, and sprinkle salt and pepper as desired. Close up the foil top & roast for 45-50 minutes in oven, or until a butter knife slips into the cloves of garlic easily (like butter!). When soft, set aside the head of garlic and turn your oven off.
Now, after your potatoes have been washed and peeled, boil them on the stove top in water for about 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. Meanwhile, place your softened butter in a stand mixer, and cream using whisk attachment until fluffy. Squeeze out roasted garlic cloves (yes, all of them – don’t worry, roasted garlic has a lot less “bite” than un-roasted garlic) into the creamed butter, and cream again until roasted garlic is fully incorporated. Add some garlic salt and freshly ground pepper, and then add your boiled potatoes. Beat until they look creamy, then add your heavy whipping cream or coconut cream until it is the consistency you want. Add more salt and pepper if needed, and voila! DELICIOUSNESS in a bowl!