I love garlic mashed potatoes. Possibly even more delicious are mashed potatoes made with garlic scapes. Last night, I boiled about a pound of new red and gold potatoes (skin on). I tossed four curlicues of garlic scapes (1 per person) into the boiling water for a minute, just to soften them up a bit. Then I roughly diced and minced them. When the potatoes were fork tender, I used a hand-masher to blend in the scapes, milk, 2 tbs. of butter, salt and pepper. The result was delicious, and as pretty as a pile of potatoes can be: creamy white flecked with green and pink, and tasting of the freshest garlic. I love whole roasted bulbs of garlic, with that deep nutty caramelized flavor, mashed into potatoes. This was different. Garlicky, but greener, grassier, springy.
The only problem was that I made too few. Everyone wanted more potatoes.