3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
6 garlic cloves, separated and peeled
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon trans fat-free margarine
Ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
In a large stockpot, cover the potatoes with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat
and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes thoroughly and return to the stockpot. In a small saucepan, cover the garlic with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the garlic. In a food processor or blender, combine the garlic and milk. Puree until smooth. Add the pureed garlic and the margarine to the potatoes. Mash to desired consistency.
Season with black pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
Healthy carb = whole fruits & vegetables, at least 50% whole grains and no more than 1 tsp of sugar per serving
Low sodium = no more than 140 mg of sodium per serving
Russet potatoes, with their low moisture and high starch content, are excellent
potatoes for mashing. But other types of potatoes work well too, including Yukon
gold potatoes and round white or round red potatoes.