Nicholas' roast garlic mashed potatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
8 \N To 10 garlic cloves, peeled
1 cup Olive oil
4 \N Russet potatoes
2 tablespoons Butter
⅓ \N To 1/2 cup heavy cream
¼ cup Grated Asiago cheese
2 tablespoons Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
\N \N Salt and pepper, to taste

Nicholas' father, Arnold Rossman, is chef-owner of Rosmarino in Pacific Heights.

Put the garlic and olive oil in a heavy saucepan over lowest possible heat, and simmer until soft, 30 to 40 minutes. Drain off oil (reserve for marinades or vinaigrettes). Puree garlic; set aside.

Meanwhile, prick potatoes with a fork and bake in a 400F oven for 1 hour, or until soft. While still hot, peel and mash, or pass through a potato ricer.

Melt butter in heavy cream; whisk in pureed garlic, then stir into potatoes, Stir in cheeses and season with salt and pepper.

Spoon into a gratin dish. Place in a 400F oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until browned and bubbling.

Serves 4.

PER SERVING: 390 calories, 8 g protein, 41 g carbohydrate, 23 g fat (11 g saturated), 52 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 1 g fiber.

San Francisco Chronicle, 6/29/92.

Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; February 24 1993.

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