Mashed Potatoes with Smoked Paprika and Toasted Garlic
Why This Recipe Works
When it comes to mashed potatoes, most cooks worry so much about getting the texture right that they forget about the flavor. Butter and half-and-half make for mashed potatoes that are rich tasting but not terribly exciting. Our goal was to jazz up the traditional recipe without muddying the flavor of the potatoes, so we used simple pairings of contrasting yet complementary ingredients.