My folly is your find with these Herb Garlic Mashed Potatoes! When I was trying to cook up some steak fries yesterday, I accidentally over-cooked my potatoes, to the point where all I could do was mash 'em up!
Here's the condensed recipe for the Herb Garlic Mashers
I don't know why I do it this way, but I always let the potatoes soak in a cold water bath for about 15 min before I do anything with them. It helps to get the dirt off, I think. After they soaked, I quartered each potato, and set them into a large pot to boil.