I'm looking for good food photography tips. Is it my point-and-shoot camera? Is it the lack of natural light in my house? Is it my eagerness to just get to the eatin', already? Please pass on any secrets.
But I digress. I've been meaning to post this recipe for a few days, but I got sleepy. Really, that's not just a pathetic excuse. I can't even go shopping for wrapping paper for 15 minutes without turning into a zombie.
So anyway, these are the potatoes that the hubby and I made over the weekend. The hubby wanted some sort of restaurant-quality, garlicky smashed red potatoes, and I saw this, which is a Neely's recipe. The potatoes were very easy to make (no peeling!), and were easily some of the best garlic smashed potatoes I've had.
Creamy Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes
1 head garlic
Olive oil, for drizzling
2 lbs. red potatoes, scrubbed and cut in large chunks
5 Tbsp. butter
3/4 c. cream
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Slice off the top of the head of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil.
Weird. It looks so alien.
4. Remove the cloves and mash with a wooden spoon.
5. Place potatoes in a large pot filled with water. Add salt and bring to a boil. Cook until fork tender and drain. Smash the potatoes to the desired consistency.
6. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat butter, cream, roasted garlic, and some salt and pepper over medium-low heat until butter melts.
7. Add the cream mixture to the potatoes and mash together. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper, and serve hot.