I use Idaho potatoes for the most flavor. Wash, scrub and peel about 10 large potatoes. Dice them and put them in a large pot. Add just enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil. reduce heat to med. high and boil til tender. Once you can easily mash them with a fork, remove from heat. Do not pour off all of the water. Keep about 1/2 of the water. put water and potatoes in a large bowl and use a mixer to mash them completely. add about 1 tbs. of coarsely ground black pepper. add 1 stick of real butter. it will melt while you beat it into the potatoes. Now turn the mixer on high and whip the potatoes til they are smooth and creamy. The secret is using the water you boiled the potatoes in. This is where alot of the flavor is lost when you throw it out. And the black pepper adds just enough to bring out the flavor of the potatoes. You can add milk if you like but you really don’t need to.
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