The Inn of the Anasazi Garlic, White Cheddar and Chipotle Mashed Potatoes
Source: The Inn of the Anasazi, Sante Fe, New Mexico
36 garlic cloves
1/3 cup olive oil
5 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups (packed) grated sharp white Cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chiles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Toss garlic with oil in baking pan. Cover with foil; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until garlic is tender, about 15 minutes. Cool; peel and chop.
Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain. Transfer potatoes to large bowl. Add garlic and remaining ingredients. Using electric mixer, beat mixture until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Cover; let stand at room temperature. Rewarm, stirring constantly, before serving.)
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Comments: Thirty-six garlic cloves may sound like a lot, but they're cooked until mellow in flavor.