Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Well if you can't be at the ballpark eating garlic fries, the next best thing is listening to the ballgame on the radio, eating garlic mashed potatoes.
If you like garlic, give this one a try.
2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and cut in thirds (about 6 medium potatoes)
2 T. butter
2 eggs, beaten
2 T. flour
2-3 minced cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
another T. or so of butter, melted (optional)
Boil the potatoes until tender (maybe 20 - 25 minutes). Drain. Add butter and mash with potato masher. Stir in eggs, flour, garlic. Add salt/pepper and pop into a 350 degree-oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until top is lightly browned. Pour a bit of melted butter over the crust before serving.
This recipe, by the way, is from a wonderfully fun book called Clementine in the Kitchen by Samuel Chamberlain. First published in 1943, it's a charming portrait of an American family and their beloved French cook in the years before and during World War II. The first half of the book contains essays that are delightfully illustrated by the author; the second half is filled with Clementine's recipes.
This one's official name is Pommes de Terre Alsacienne.
But just tell your family they're eating garlic mashed potatoes. It's better that way.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Lori said...

If I told my darling family I was serving them Pommes...whatever you called it...they'd fly out the back door! :) After all, it's "taters" we eat here. LOL!
The book looks and sounds delightful!

June 17, 2009 at 3:22 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

I love the sound of garlic fries, but garlic anything works.

June 17, 2009 at 3:29 AM  
Blogger girlichef said...

Yum, garlic mashed are my favorite taters!!

June 17, 2009 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger DarcyLee said...

My husband loves garlic mashed potatoes so much that we will be having them on Father's Day. The whole family loves them.

June 17, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Alicia, The Snowflake said...

These sound yummy! And like something my husband would love. I will definitely have to try it!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I have your book & love it! I am definitely in the domestically challenged category. I love how you break down homemaking and make it easy. So it was a real treat to "meet" you today.

Thanks again!
And have a great day!

June 17, 2009 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Berji's domain said...

I have mashed potatoes on the menu this week to go with our sausage cacciatore- I think I will try this version! Thanks :)

June 17, 2009 at 12:23 PM  
Anonymous sherri said...

I make something similar. This one I must try.

June 17, 2009 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Taters it is, Lori!

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by. And thanks, Alicia, for the kind words about my book Queen of the Castle -- from one domestically challenged homemaker to another :)

June 17, 2009 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Back up the mashed potato truck right here. I love garlic mashed potatoes. I never made it with eggs included, so will have to give this a try.

June 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger The Bumbles said...

Wait a minute - how come we don't have Garlic Fries at Fenway? Then again, maybe they do now and I've just been too cheap to seek them out. We were just having a discussion about garlic mashed potatoes this past weekend. Maybe we'll give these a spin. That recipe book sounds like my kind of read.

June 22, 2009 at 9:43 AM  

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