Spicy Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

This is such a nice spin on the classic mashies.  There's a little heat, but not much.  Plus the blue cheese gives it that unique flavor that makes you want to go for seconds. :)  This is also lower in calories because instead of the butter and cream/milk normally used, I added some olive oil with garlic. Very flavorful and still silky smooth!  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
-4 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed
-salt
-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
-4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
-1 cup blue cheese, crumbled
-2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Directions:
Boil the potatoes in some salty water.  When done, reserve 1/2 cup of the water and discard the rest.  Keep the potatoes in the same pot and set on counter.
While the potatoes are boiling, heat the oil in large skillet.  Add the garlic slices and cook for 1 minute or until garlic starts to brown.  Pour this over the potatoes and start mashing everything. Add the reserved water, blue cheese, crushed pepper and at least 2 tsp salt.  Mash and mix well.  Taste and adjust the salt, if needed.  Enjoy! 

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