Garlic mashed potatoes are rich and very tasty, a delicious variation of a classic side-dish made even tastier by using garlic (I would say a lot of garlic, but that’s up to you and your personal taste). You can also use roasted garlic: in the oven it mellows its flavor and brings out its natural sweetness. Adding it to mashed potatoes seasoned with fresh herbs elevates an old-fashioned favorite, that’s for sure. Garlic mashed potatoes is the perfect accompaniment for dishes like fried chicken, chicken with herb-roasted tomatoes or other meat dishes, either pork or beef. You can also use red potatoes, the dish will still be extremely tasty but definitely more colorful. I warmly suggest you to top garlic mashed potatoes with green onions: for some reason I find this combination terrific!
Bring a large pot of water to boil; add potatoes and boil until soft, which takes about 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl.
Combine potatoes with milk, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix with an electric mixer or potato masher to your desired consistency. Sprinkle your lovely garlic mashed potatoes with chopped green onions.