Garlic and Cheese Mashed Potatoes

April is National Garlic Month, and this recipe from Aaron McCargo Jr. is the perfect way to celebrate. 

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Ingredients
3 pounds red bliss potatoes, quartered and boiled fork tender
2 cups heavy cream
1 stick butter
6 cloves garlic smashed
8 ounces shredded Cheddar
Cracked peppercorns
Kosher salt
Chives, for garnish
 
Directions
Boil potatoes off in a large pot of salted water until tender. Drain the water and place potatoes back in pan.
In a large saucepan, heat heavy cream, butter and garlic to a light simmer. Once cream starts to simmer, turn off the heat and add to the potatoes. Mash together. Fold in cheese, peppercorns and salt, to taste. Garnish with chopped chives.
 

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