Originally Posted by college_cook
Does anyone else here use garlic powder instead of fresh cloves when making garlic mashed potatoes? I've tried fresh garlic a few times, but I have always had better luck with the powder. I usually add it in just after I drain the potatoes... garlic powder and a small amount of butter, and do a quick mash, then I add the rest of my butter and also some milk to make them fluffy.
I have tried it but can totally taste the "powder" in it. I am not an anti- garlic powder person, and think it works better in some things, but I can taste it in mashed potatoes. Plus, like I said, I am alzy and just throw the garlic in the water,cook and mash altogether.