2poundsred potatoescut into 1-inch cubes (7 or 8 small red potatoes)
1tablespoonminced garlicabout 3 large cloves
1/2teaspoonfine sea salt
1/3cupextra virgin olive oil
Place raw red potato cubes in a large steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam until very tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
When potatoes are nearly tender, melt butter in a small saucepan. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add salt and olive oil; stir until just heated through. Remove from heat.
Transfer tender potatoes to a large bowl. Pour olive oil mixture over and mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Serve.
If you're not a fan of olive oil in these mashed red potatoes, no problem! Just increase the butter to 10 tablespoons and skip the olive oil. Likewise, if you want to use just olive oil for a vegan / dairy-free version, use 10 tablespoons of olive oil (1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons) and skip the butter.