The theme for this month is garlic and white chocolate. Yes, you read it right- garlic and white chocolate. Jutta (our host) of Hungry Little Girl
likes to sneak a curve ball in and he did it with flying colors this month. When the ingredients were announced I was racking my brain at what I could make with these two ingredients.
Cookies- no. Marinade- eh. Cheesecake- ew. Mashed potatoes- hmmmmm..... my interest was perked.
I thought melted white chocolate could be used in mashed potatoes. Normally, I use milk, butter and cream cheese, and while these ingredients are not sweet they produce the creaminess one could get from using chocolate. I thought that roasting garlic and adding it to the potatoes would work perfectly to cut some of the sweetness from the white chocolate.
Before making this I had never roasted garlic before! I can't believe that I waited this long to do it because it was so delicious and easy to do! If you are interested in joining the challenge check out Jutta's blog. It is really fun because the ingredients truly get the creative juice flowing, and result in some yummy results!
Tonight is my family's pre-holiday celebration and I am so excited to spend time with my family (and have a Tom and Jerry!). Tomorrow, my cousin and I will cook up and storm and we will start all over again!
2 1/2 - 3 lb russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup milk (we use 2 %)
2 Tbl salted butter
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
2-3 medium hard garlic heads (you can adjust this depending of size of garlic heads)
Salt and Pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut off top of garlic heads. Drizzle olive oil into a small baking dish. Place garlic in baking dish. Drizzle garlic with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover baking dish with foil and roast until tender, 45 minutes-1 hour. Cool slightly and squeeze out garlic cloves.
Boil potatoes till tender. Drain and place in a large bowl. Melt white chocolate in 10 second intervals, stirring in between. Add butter, chocolate and milk to potatoes and mash till they react desired smoothness. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the roasted garlic.