Unbelievably Easy Crock Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
With just five minutes of hands-on time, these garlicky mashed potatoes may just be the easiest you've ever made.
Author: Kitchen Treaty
Yield: 6 servings
⅛ pound garlic, about 10 cloves, separated from the bulb and peeled
2 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed clean and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons butter + more for serving as desired
½ teaspoon salt + additional salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
¼ cup water or vegetable broth
¼ cup half-and-half plus more as desired
Two-quart or larger Crock Pot
Place garlic in the Crock Pot, then add potatoes. Top with butter, sprinkle on the salt, and add the water or vegetable broth.
Cook on high 3 - 4 hours or low 8 hours. Potatoes and garlic should be very tender.
Using a potato masher, mash potatoes a bit and then pour in ¼ cup half-and-half. Continue mashing, adding additional half-and-half until potatoes are desired consistency. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if desired.
Serve topped with additional butter if desired.
The first time you make this recipe, you may want to make sure it's a day when you're home and can check on the potatoes every now and then. Even though Crock Pots retain moisture and recipes like this with very little moisture added tend to work out fine, slow cookers can vary. So keep an eye on it to make sure the liquid doesn't completely evaporate while cooking.
Recipe by Kitchen Treaty at http://www.kitchentreaty.com/unbelievably-easy-crock-pot-garlic-mashed-potatoes/