Peel and cube potatoes. rinse well.
put potatoes in pot and cover with water. add about 1 teaspoon of salt to water.
boil potatoes until tender. drain potatoes.
put a stick of butter in the bottom of mixing bowl.
put hot potatoes on butter and let butter melt.
take mixer and mix until potatoes are 'mashed'. add a dash of milk. mix... add another dash of milk until it's the consistancy you want...
add salt and pepper to potatoes.
* we like ours so that when we remove the beaters there are peaks. so we're done after the first dash of milk...