4 medium sized white potatoes
1 medium sized sweet potato
1 to 3 garlic cloves, peeled
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
Salt and pepper to taste (about 1/4 teaspoon each)
1. Scrub and peel the potatoes and cut them into to 2-inch chunks.
2. Place the potatoes and the garlic cloves in a saucepan; add tap water until it covers the potatoes. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 10-12 minutes, until a fork slides easily through the potatoes.
3. Drain potatoes, reserving 3/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Mash the cooked potatoes and garlic with a potato masher, add butter or margarine, and reserved liquid 1/4 cup at a time, until potatoes are creamy, whipped consistency. Serves 4 to 6.
Per serving (at 6 servings and with 1 clove garlic): 156 calories; 8g fat; 2g protein; 20g carbs; 2g fiber; 21mg cholesterol; 175mg sodium