A novel way to serve mashed potatoes, especially suitable for festive occasion.
Ingredients: 10 cloves garlic, unpeeled
3 tablespoons olive oil
9 medium potatoes
1 1/2 pack sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
Milk, about 1/4 cup
1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
Directions: 1. Place garlic in a souffle dish or ramekin. Drizzle with oil. Bake in 200 degrees C for 20 minutes, or until garlic is very soft; cool.Peel the garlic, discarding skins and reserving oil.
2. Peel and cut potatoes. Cook, covered in boiling salty water for 20 to 30 minutesor until tender. Drain. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on a low speed.
3. Add sour cream, the 1/4 cup cheese, baked mashed garlic, reserved oil, and salt. Gradually beat in enough milk to make a mixture fluffy. Fold in basil. Spoon mixture into a greased casserole.
4. Cover and bake at 80 degrees C for 40 minutes. Stir, sprinkle with 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan and drizzle with butter or margarine. Continue baking, uncovered for 15-20 minutes longer, or until heated through.