Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Garlic, what more can you ask! This is one of the best combos out there for a simple side to many different meals.
2 large heads of garlic, i personal use 3
1 tsp olive oil
4 lbs all purpose potatoes, peeled and quarted
8 tbsp unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups heavy cream, or for lighter version use milk
Heat oven to 425 F. Slice tops 1/4 inch off garlic heads. Coat heads with olive oil, and wrap heads in aluminum foil. Bake until tender and golden, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven, and let stand until cool enough to handle. Squish out the garlic and set aside.
Place potatoes in a large stockpot, cover with cold salted water, and bring to a boil. Cook until very tender, about 12 minutes. Drain in a colander, and mash up in a large bowl.
Heat butter and cream in a sauce pan until butter has melted and cream is hot. Pour over potatoes, season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and stir will till combined.