Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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The Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These Garlic Mashed Potatoes are awesome, simple as that.  And I can go on about it for several reasons.  But first, know that most mashed potato recipes are very similar if not exactly the same.  So, how are you going to reinvent something that cooks think they have already perfected?  The answer is simple.  Just think Potato.  There are so many different kinds of potatoes, plus many ways to cook potatoes.  So all you have to do is go back to the basics, keep it simple yet powerful.

Mashed Potatoes

My Mashed Potatoes Secret Ingredient

For me, I love potato chips.  One in particular, in fact, Potato Skins.  That’s one of the reasons I leave my skins on in this Mashed Potatoes recipe; that and the nutrient factor, of course.  Also, when I eat chips or a baked potato, I usually have Sour Cream.  Now, there isn’t Sour Cream in this recipe but most recipes use milk, half and half or cream.  But why hasn’t anyone tried to use Buttermilk?  It’s sweet and sour, just like sour cream, and most folks like it with their baked potato.  Believe it or not, it is the perfect balance; that and the other ingredients I’ve added down below.  Anyway, these potatoes are great anytime but I think they’re even better around the Holidays.  So give this a try and don’t forget to leave your comments.

If you’d like to try my Green Bean Casserole or my Pan Fried Asparagus, just click the links down below.

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Ingredients:

6 to 8 russet or red potatoes, boiled
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 cube butter
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp Black pepper
1 1/2 cups Buttermilk

Be sure to watch and follow the instructions in the Garlic Mashed Potatoes video recipe tutorial.

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas Ingredients:

Makes 16
Chicken Mix
2 Boneless Chicken Breasts
4 Boneless chicken thighs
1/2 Onion, chopped
1 can Corn
1 Chipotle Pepper
1 tbsp Chipotle Pepper Juice
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 tsp Cumin
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Juice from Lime
Crock Pot Juice, all of it
Salt and Pepper to taste

1 pkg Corn Tortillas
1 Can Whole Green Chili’s
1 Can Enchilada Sauce, (Click HERE for Red & HERE for GREEN)

Garnish
1 cup Mild Cheddar Cheese
Fresh Cilantro, chopped
2 Green Onions, chopped scallions
1/2 cup Lettuce, chopped
Sour Cream, preference amount

Season the Chicken with Salt and Pepper then place in a Slow Cooker and cook for 6 hours on Low.  Prep Vegetables and Combine the Onion, Corn, Chipotle Pepper and Garlic in a Bowl.  Set everything else aside.  When the Chicken is done, carefully remove and separate from the accumulated crock-pot liquid, but save the liquid for later.  Finger pull or fork apart the Chicken into torn pieces and season with Cumin.  Then, in a hot pan set on Med-High, add olive oil and the Corn and Onion Mixture, then salt and pepper to taste.  Cook for 2 Minutes, then add the Chicken, Lime and Crock-pot Juice and stir until everything is mixed thoroughly, then kill the heat.

For each Enchilada, completely dip and submerge 1 Tortilla in the Enchilada Sauce, then lay flat on a plate, cutting board or counter top.  Add 1 Green Chili to the center and a 2 to 3 tbsp of Chicken Mix, then starting from the back back of the Tortilla, roll towards the front and lay each Enchilada down in a Baking Pan or Casserole Dish.  Repeat until it’s full.  Ladle in 1 cup of Enchilada Sauce over the tops of all the rolled Tortillas, then cover with cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 Minutes, then garnish and Serve!