Did you know the peel is the healthiest part of the potato? It is for this reason, and not laziness, that I rarely peel potatoes. No, really! If I am making a large batch of mashed potatoes I do peel them halfway (because that many peels get a little overwhelming). Try it!
Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Potatoes, scrubbed and diced
Milk or cream
Place diced potatoes in a large pan with enough water to cover. Bring to boil and reduce heat. Simmer potatoes about 15-20 minutes, until fork-tender. Drain water out. Add butter (about a tablespoon per 2 large potatoes) and milk and mash with a potato masher, adding milk to reach desired consistency. Season to taste with garlic salt, pepper and parsley.