1. I take the easy way to make mashed potatoes. Clean and peel the potatoes. Then boil in water until you can easily pierce a potato with a fork. You can also steam the potatoes until they are soft.
2. Drain the water and place potatoes in a mixing bowl. Add a quarter cup of real butter. You can use margarine but butter adds more flavor. Then pour a little milk into the potatoes. Sprinkle salt over the potatoes.
3. You must make sure the potatoes are really hot when blending, otherwise, the potatoes will not come out right. Using a blender, puree the potatoes. Add a little more milk and continue blending. Keep adding milk and continue blending until you get the desired consistency.
4. Mashed potatoes are ready to be served.
Tip: You can sprinkle your favorite shredded cheese and/or chives to the top or add sour cream.