Martha and Emeril Lagasse prepare a fantastic meal of duck breast with brandied cherry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, and haricots verts.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic caramelizes, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool slightly.
Chop garlic and return to saucepan. Add cream and warm over medium heat.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine potatoes and 1 teaspoon salt. Add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat and drain. Return potatoes to saucepan and cook, over medium heat, mashing with a heavy whisk, about 1 minute. Add garlic-cream mixture and continue mashing until smooth. Season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and white pepper; mix well. Keep warm until ready to serve.