Saturday, July 23, 2011

Secret Recipe Garlic Smashed Potatoes

3 pounds unpeeled red potatoes, quartered
1/2 pound butter, room temperature
3 ounces Romano cheese, grated
2 tablespoons and 2-3/4 teaspoons chopped garlic
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 45 minutes; drain.
Stir in butter, cheese, garlic, salt and oregano.
Mash with a potato masher or with an electric mixer.               

This was unbelievably delicious with roasted garlic.
To roast garlic:
Slice the top portion off a head of garlic and remove excess papery skin.
Drizzle olive oil on top and season with salt.
Wrap garlic tightly in foil and place in oven preheated at 375F for 35 minutes.