Yukon Gold potatoes are best for mashing. Russet potatoes can be mashed too, but because they have a higher starch content, they absorb more moisture and tend to be mealy. Yukon Golds also look great because they are so yellow, they pop out on the plate.
|Garlic Herbed Mashed Potatoes|
5 Yukon Gold potatoes
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup milk (adjust to personal preference)
1 teaspoon salt (adjust to personal preference)
1 teaspoon black pepper (adjust to personal preference)
2 tablespoon butter (I used unsalted buter)
2 teaspoon parsley flakes (adjust to personal preference)
Cut potatoes into slices approximately 1" thick. Cut each clove of garlic into two or three. Boil slices of potato and garlic until soft. Drain.