Around this area there is a side dish that deems pretty popular for Easter dinner. They’re called Funeral Potatoes. They’re pretty popular at LDS dinners in general and not necessarily used primarily for funerals. They originated in Utah and they really are delish. You can find a good recipe here, but I’m willing to bet that most of you already have a recipe!
While I love funeral potatoes and they really do work well with Easter dinner, wouldn’t it be yummy to try something new and different? I love the Garlic Mashed Potatoes served at Applebee’s. I am so grateful for the person who came up with these heavenly potatoes I regularly order at my neighborhood Applebee’s. And even more grateful for the person who came up with a copycat recipe so I can make them at home! That’s all I need to say about these wonderful and oh so tasty spuds. They could be a nice change on dinner tables everywhere this Easter.
This recipe comes to us from food.com.
Ingredients (serves 8)
- 2 lb. red potatoes (Idaho potatoes, of course)
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1/4 c. heavy cream
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1/4 c. garlic (whole cloves)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place a single layer of garlic cloves (as they are) on a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil and wrap tightly.
- Roast in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes or until soft. (I would trust the 45 minute time. Who wants to be reaching into a 400 degree oven to try and see if the garlic is soft?)
- Unwrap the garlic and let it cool till you can touch it without hurting yourself. Peel the cloves and set aside.
- Wash and rinse the potatoes under cold water. You can peel them if you want to but it’s not necessary. In a large pot bring the potatoes to a boil and allow them to cook for 20 minutes. (You can do this while the garlic is roasting or cooling to save time.)
- Remove the pot from the heat and pour the water and potatoes into a colander to drain the water.
- In a pan or bowl combine potatoes, peeled and roasted garlic cloves, and all other ingredients and mash with a potato masher. Keep warm to serve.
Want to do something different with all those Easter leftovers this year? Click here for a whole bunch of great ideas for soups, casseroles, kabobs, and more to liven up those leftovers. Yes, I said kabobs. The possibilities are endless!