Have you ever been to a Thanksgiving dinner, and they didn’t have mashed potatoes? Mashed potatoes are an essential companion to turkey, so if you’ve been assigned to bring the mashed potatoes, you better make them good.
Check out this recipe adapted from Tasty for a creamy, garlicky mashed potato dish that is sure to please everyone around the table.
Peel the potatoes. Place them in a large bowl of cold water after peeling to prevent discoloration.
Dice potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
Add the potatoes to a large pot of cold water, along with the salt. Bring to a soft boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 12 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender.
Drain the potatoes in a colander, then return to the pot. Increase the heat to medium-high and stir the potatoes around for 2-3 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.
Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl and mash with a potato masher, potato ricer, or by pushing through a fine mesh sieve with a spatula.
Add the melted butter and stir to incorporate, then season with salt to taste.
In a small saucepan, combine the milk, rosemary, and garlic. Bring to a simmer over low heat, let simmer for a few minutes, then remove the pot from the heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve.
Gradually add the milk mixture to the potatoes, a little at a time, stirring until fully incorporated.
Top with a pat of butter, freshly ground black pepper, and a sprinkle with chives, or gravy, if desired.
Serve warm and enjoy!