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Posted by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes





Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Makes: 12 servings
Prep 25 mins Slow Cook 6 hrs to 8 hrs  (low), 3 to 4 hours (high)
Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Ingredients
  • 3  pounds  baking potatoes (such as russet or Yukon gold), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 6  cloves garlic, halved
  • 1  bay leaf
  • 2 14  ounce can  seasoned chicken broth with roasted garlic
  • 1  cup  whole milk
  • 1/4  cup  butter
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  •  Freshly ground black pepper
  •  Bay leaves (optional)

Directions

1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine potatoes, garlic, and bay leaf. Pour broth over potato mixture.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

3. Drain potatoes in a colander over a bowl to catch the cooking liquid. Remove and discard bay leaf. Return potatoes to slow cooker. Mash potatoes with a potato masher.

4. In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter until steaming and butter almost melts. Add milk mixture, salt, and enough of the reserved cooking liquid to mashed potatoes to reach desired consistency.*

5. To serve, transfer potatoes to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. If desired, garnish with bay leaves.

From the Test Kitchen*Make-Ahead Directions:
  • Return mashed potato mixture to slow cooker; keep warm on low or warm setting for up to 2 hours. If mixture thickens, stir in more of the reserved cooking juices to reach desired consistency.

Picture of Perfect Gravy Recipe

Perfect Gravy

Total Time:
3 hr 0 min
Prep
35 min
Cook
2 hr 25 min

Yield:
7-8 cups

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion or leek, thinly sliced
Neck and giblets from your turkey (discard the liver)
8 cups low-sodium turkey or chicken broth
Several sprigs thyme, parsley, rosemary and/or sage
1 bay leaf
Turkey drippings (from the roasting pan)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and turkey neck and giblets; cook, stirring, until browned, about 15 minutes. Add the broth, herb sprigs and bay leaf; cover and simmer about 2 hours (do this while the turkey roasts).

Once your turkey is done, transfer it to a cutting board to rest and pour the pan drippings into a large degreasing cup. Strain the broth; save the giblets for chunky gravy, if desired.

Put the roasting pan on the stovetop over low heat. Add a splash of the broth to the pan and scrape up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Transfer the liquid and bits to the degreasing cup.

The fat will rise to the top of the degreasing cup. Spoon off 1/2 cup fat and transfer to a saucepan. Scatter in the flour; cook over medium heat, stirring in a figure-eight motion with a wooden spoon, until the flour mixture browns slightly, about 4 minutes.

Gradually ladle the hot broth into the flour mixture, whisking constantly (this is key, or your gravy will be lumpy). Bring to a boil, then adjust the heat so the gravy simmers gently.

Add the remaining turkey drippings to the gravy, leaving any extra fat behind in the degreasing cup. Simmer, whisking occasionally, until the gravy thickens, about 10 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper.

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by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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MaineMammax2
by Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 8:31 AM
Hot damn!! I want a giant plate of that right now!!
goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 20, 2013 at 8:32 AM

I know right?!!

Quoting MaineMammax2:

Hot damn!! I want a giant plate of that right now!!


MaineMammax2
by Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 8:42 AM
Mashed taters and gravy is in my top 5 favorite foods!! I grow potatoes so I can have a ton all winter long!!! 50 lbs doesn't last long in this house!!


Quoting goddess99:

I know right?!!

Quoting MaineMammax2:

Hot damn!! I want a giant plate of that right now!!



goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 20, 2013 at 8:48 AM

I love mashed potatoes and gravy too! Lucky you, growing your own!

Quoting MaineMammax2:

Mashed taters and gravy is in my top 5 favorite foods!! I grow potatoes so I can have a ton all winter long!!! 50 lbs doesn't last long in this house!!


Quoting goddess99:

I know right?!!

Quoting MaineMammax2:

Hot damn!! I want a giant plate of that right now!!




MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Nov. 20, 2013 at 12:54 PM
1 mom liked this

Yummy

theresaphilly
by Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 3:50 PM
1 mom liked this

Yummy, this will be on my menu.

johnny4ever
by Mrs. Depp on Nov. 20, 2013 at 6:21 PM
1 mom liked this

DH would love these!

goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 20, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Are you not a mashed potato and gravy fan?

Quoting johnny4ever:

DH would love these!


johnny4ever
by Mrs. Depp on Nov. 20, 2013 at 6:26 PM


Quoting goddess99:

Are you not a mashed potato and gravy fan?

Quoting johnny4ever:

DH would love these!


No..I think it is the texture that makes me not like them

goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 20, 2013 at 6:28 PM

I see =)

Quoting johnny4ever:


Quoting goddess99:

Are you not a mashed potato and gravy fan?

Quoting johnny4ever:

DH would love these!


No..I think it is the texture that makes me not like them


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