Garlic Mashed Potatoes- Copycat of Applebee's
|1 medium||bulb fresh garlic (not clove but the whole bulb with many cloves)|
|2 lb||red skinned potatoes|
|1/2 c||heavy cream or half and half|
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|sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste|
A friend of mine who used to work at Applebee's gave me 2 recipes that are close to a couple of my favorite dishes from that restaurant. These are not claimed to be Applebee's actual recipes but rather a close approximation. :)
I love these potatoes because they are a bit lumpy and have the beautiful red skins in them. It does take a while to roast the garlic, but that step is so important to making them GOOD! Its the key to this whole recipe.
Remove garlic from oven when done. Let cool in wrapping. When cool unwrap, peel the cloves, and squeeze out cooked pulp. Set aside.
Add all ingredients to hot potatoes and mash by hand with a potato masher, leaving lumps to your liking. Serve immediately.