Simple Mashed Potatoes
- 2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 3 garlic cloves
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 sea salt and pepper
1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and garlic and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and add butter. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend until smooth and creamy, adding more butter if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
A good source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, B6, tryptophan and manganese, this tuber has gotten a bad rap for being high on the glycemic index chart. While it may be high on the GI chart it still contains more nutrients than Pizza, popcorn, Cheetos or Doritos and although not considered an All-Star food, should not be avoided either. It is a great medium for incorporating other nutrients you may not be so ready to consume.