Now, I have to say that I'm just pleased as punch to be here today. These potatoes are heavenly and I want to say that just about anybody can make them.
What you want to do is to peel up a mess of potatoes. Put them in a pot and cover them with water. Let them set about 3 minutes or so while you clean up the mess you made and then pour out the water.
Put more water into the pan and add some parsley and garlic. Maybe you ought to put in some parsnips too. Add a dash of salt toward the beginning of cooking, but be careful you don't add too much at the end.
Cook them up until you can put a fork into the parsnip. The potatoes will have been done before that. Let it all set a moment or two and then drain the water off. You can save the water for watering flowers or for making bread later in the week.
Get you your favorite masher (I don't hold with electric mixers, but if that's what you want to use, why, you just go ahead and use it.) Mash up the potatoes and add butter and sweet cream off the top of your milk. If you don't have that, then just use milk. Don't use Cremora. That's terrible.
Dust them off with some parsley for garnishment. And, enjoy.