Roasted garlic and rich sour cream give these mashed potatoes a creamy twist.
2-1/4 pounds russet potatoes
1 whole garlic bulb
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
fresh chives, cut into small pieces
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Peel potatoes and cut into even-size pieces. Place in a large pot of lightly salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until cooked through; about 20 minutes.
2. Separate garlic cloves but do not peel them. Place in a bowl, add olive oil and toss to coat. Place on a baking sheet and roast in the oven until softened, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
3. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot; mash slightly. Add sour cream and butter. Quickly squeeze pulp from the garlic cloves into potatoes. Add salt and pepper; mash potatoes until combined and smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with chives. Makes 4 servings.