Type: Main Dishes
Thse potatoes are simmered with butter, milk, and a little garlic, then mashed into a melt-in-your-mouth creaminess. When preparing mashed potatoes for infants and younger toddlers, peel the potatoes first.
Serves: Makes about 2 cups
- 3 large potatoes, unpeeled and scrubbed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 clove garlic, sliced in half
- 3/4 cup milk
- Cut the potatoes into large chunks.
- Put the potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Add the butter and garlic and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-high and continue boiling for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes, reserving the boiling water for mashing.
- Return the potatoes and garlic to the pot on the stove. Add the milk to the potatoes and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until heated through. Remove from the heat and discard the garlic.
- Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes in the pot, adding some of the boiling water if needed to loosen the texture.
- Pour the potato puree into storage containers or ice cube trays. Let cool completely before refrigerating or freezing. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.
Reprinted from The Baby Bistro Cookbook: Healthy, Delicious Cuisine for Babies, Toddlers, and You by Joohee Muromcew. Copyright © 2003 by Joohee Muromcew. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098. Available wherever books are sold or directly from the publisher by calling (800) 848-4735 or visit their website at www.rodalestore.com.