Wash potatoes and peel if desired. Place the whole potatoes into a microwave-safe dish. Cover dish (if covering the dish with plastic wrap, poke a small hole in the plastic).
Place potatoes in the microwave. Microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes or until the potatoes are done. Using oven mitts, carefully remove dish from microwave. NOTE: Due to steam building up, use oven mitts or tongs to remove plastic wrap from the dish.
Place the cooked potatoes into a large bowl. Use a potato masher or potato ricer to mash potatoes until there are no lumps. Do not use your electric mixer.
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Add milk, butter, salt, and pepper. Use your potato masher or ricer to continue mashing potatoes until you reach the desired consistency. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
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