Thanksgiving feasts call for cherished classics, and mashed potatoes hold a special spot.
Elevate this beloved side dish with our Black Pepper Garlic Infused Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes. This recipe adds a rich twist to the creamy goodness, infusing it with the bold flavors of garlic and the gentle warmth of black pepper-infused olive oil.
Choosing olive oil over butter brings a unique depth of flavor and a healthier touch to this comfort food favorite. It's a delicious and nutritious choice that marries beautifully with the creamy texture of mashed potatoes.
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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes with Black Pepper Garlic Infused Olive Oil
- 4 large russet potatoes
- 1/2 cup Black Pepper Garlic Infused Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup milk (adjust for desired consistency)
- Salt to taste
- Chopped chives (optional, for garnish)
- Peel and evenly dice the potatoes.
- Place the potato chunks in a large pot, cover with water, and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer until tender (around 15-20 minutes).
- Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Mash until mostly smooth but still slightly chunky.
- Gradually incorporate the Black Pepper Garlic Infused Olive Oil, starting with about half. Mix thoroughly. Taste and add more if desired, being mindful not to overdo it.
- Slowly pour in the milk while continuing to mash and mix, achieving your preferred creaminess.
- Season with salt to taste. Optionally, sprinkle with chopped chives for extra flavor and color.
- Serve the mashed potatoes while hot. Top with gravy of choice, or leave bare. They complement a wide range of dishes.
Time to Enjoy!
In the end, these Black Pepper Garlic Infused Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes are a testament to the beauty of simplicity in cooking. Elevating a classic with just a few carefully chosen ingredients can result in a dish that stands out on any Thanksgiving table.
The marriage of creamy potatoes with the robust flavors of garlic and the gentle kick of black pepper-infused olive oil is a match made in culinary heaven. Moreover, opting for olive oil not only enhances the flavor but also brings a healthier aspect to this beloved comfort food.
So, let these mashed potatoes be the star of your Thanksgiving feast and a testament to the magic that can happen in a kitchen. Here's to good food, good company, and unforgettable memories!
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