Garlic Mashed Potatoes
2 1/2 pounds potatoes, washed and peeled
6 cloves garlic, slightly smashed
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut in pieces
1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, cut in pieces
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt and freshly ground pepper
Cut the potatoes in quarters, place them in a stockpot with garlic and enough water to cover. Boil them over high heat uncovered until soft. Drain and mash the potatoes and garlic with a potato masher. While hot, add the butter, cream cheese, heavy cream, and salt and pepper to taste. Whip until smooth.