Have you ever had potato skin topped garlic mashed potatoes? Well if you haven’t, let me tell you, it’s so good.
Roasted garlic and lots of butter is mashed into the flesh of baked potatoes, and the skins are cut into strips, fried and placed on top of the mashed potatoes. Yum – right?
Potato skin topped garlic mashed potatoes is a potatoes lover’s dream. The entire potato is used and piled on top of each other, and then served up two ways. This is clearly decadence itself, so reserve this recipe for a special occasion. A dinner party or holiday are the ideal occasions, but WARNING, this dish will tug at your calorie guiltometer!
Russet potatoes are the best type of potato to use for this dish, they are large and their skins are thin and once cooked, the flesh is easy to remove. Additionally, russet potatoes’ characteristics are great for mashed potatoes and the skins become nicely crisp when fried.
With the holidays coming you will be looking out for great recipe ideas and potato skin topped garlic mashed potatoes is an ideal dish for Christmas dinner. Here’s some ideas on what to serve it with.
- Standing rib roast
- Berkshire Pork Loin Roast
- Seared Duck Breast with Cointreau Sauce
- Beef Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon
Potato skin topped garlic mashed potatoes amps up any meal and will surely win you kudos from your friends and family. For this reason I urge you to give this recipe a try, and let me know what you think