This recipe for creamy buttermilk garlic mashed potatoes topped with chives is super easy comfort food great for holidays or any day.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon
2lbsred potatoes,cut into 3/4 inch cubes
5clovesgarlic,peeled and left whole
salt and pepper,to taste
Put the potatoes and garlic in a large pot and fill the pot with cold water, covering the potatoes by about 2 inches. Bring to a boil on high heat. Add 1 tbsp kosher salt to the water, then lower the heat to medium high and cook until the potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes.
While the potatoes are cooking, heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan until the milk is steaming but not boiling.
Drain the potatoes and garlic and put them back in the pot. Add the milk and butter and mash them with a potato masher. Add the buttermilk, about 1/2 tsp kosher salt and about 1/4 tsp black pepper and continue to mash until they are the consistency you want.
Transfer the mashed potatoes to a serving bowl and top with the chives.
Under no circumstances heat the buttermilk! Buttermilk curdles quite impressively at about 90F.