How to make it

  • 2 lg baking potatoes
  • 3 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp cream
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp minced fresh basil
  • The trick is to have everything done and hot at about the same time.
  • Roasting the garlic takes the longest so start that first.
  • Set the oven to 325, place 3 garlic cloves in a small ramekin or aluminum foil.
  • Don't peel the cloves or they'll develop a tough skin.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the cloves and place in the oven.
  • It will take about 15 minutes to roast. (Heavenly aroma)
  • While that's baking, get everything else together.
  • Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil while you peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks.
  • Add them to the boiling water and let that boil till the potatoes are tender all the way through (10-15 minutes).
  • Heat the butter and cream over very low heat to melt the butter. Shred the cheese.
  • Mince the basil.
  • Take the garlic out and peel it.
  • Drain the potatoes.
  • Once everything is ready, put it all in an oven proof bowl.
  • Mash the garlic a bit with a fork.
  • If everything isn't hot at this point, put the bowl in the oven for a few minutes (then transfer it to another bowl to mix).
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Using a hand mixer quickly mix everything together until smooth.
  • Do not mix too much or things will get watery.

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    " It was excellent "
    cgendy ate it and said...
    My mouth was watering just reading the ingredients!!
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    " It was excellent "
    kukla ate it and said...
    I've made these with a touch of nutmeg, but never basil! Sounds devine! Thanks again, Mystic!
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  • nycea 11 years ago
    This sounds absolutely scrumptious! I'm definitely trying this.
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