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Garlic Mashed Potatoes for Those Who Aren’t Too Concerned About Social Interactions

Or: “This Is Not a Recipe for Close Talkers.”

This recipe shouldn’t take more than ten minutes to prepare, in addition to a twenty-minute boil. The potatoes go well with my roast chicken recipe, but I’m not gonna lie: I gladly eat the mash by itself.

The Recipe


  • 6 unpeeled Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened, cut into ¼-inch pieces
  • ½ cup cream
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add potatoes to a large pot of boiling water.
  2. Boil until soft, roughly 20 minutes.
  3. Drain and place the potatoes in a large bowl.
  4. Throw butter, cream, and garlic into the bowl.
  5. Mash and/or use a hand mixer if you want creamy potatoes.
  6. Fold in salt and pepper to taste.

Leftovers store well in the fridge. Reheat them with additional cream if needed.

A selection of potatoes
You probably know what Yukon Golds look like, but I felt like tossing in a shout-out to Met Market.