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Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

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  1. In a saucepan, cover the potatoes and garlic with lightly salted water and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until fork tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet or saucepan, heat the butter over low heat until it begins to brown, swirling the skillet, about 1 minute.
  3. Drain the potatoes well and mash them with a potato masher or electric mixer until smooth. Blend in the buttermilk, chives, and browned butter. Add salt and pepper to taste.
By May, 2001

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 145
  • Calcium 71mg
  • Carbohydrate 29g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Fat 2g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Protein 5mg
  • Sat Fat 1g
  • Sodium 56mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Dish of butter with butter knife
This is a low-fat mashed-potato recipe, but you'd never know it. By browning the butter, you boost its flavor, so you can use less. And the buttermilk only sounds caloric―it's actually low in fat.

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