You will need potatoes, water, salt, garlic salt, butter, milk, potato peeler, knife, bowl, pot, and a mixer.
Step 1: Washing
First, you will need to wash off the dirt off of the potatoes. Do this by rubbing them under the faucet.
Step 2: Peeling
After they are washed, you will start peeling the potatoes with the potato peeler. You want to make sure there is not any skin or bruises on the potatoes.
Step 3: Dicing
You will then, cut the potatoes into quarters. Then you will dice them into small pieces (1/2").
Step 4: Adding
You will then add water into the pot. Once the pot is about half full, add the potatoes. Once the potatoes are on the stove, add the salt. No certain amount of salt.
Step 5: Boiling
Once you add the salt, you will put the stove burner on high. You will wait for it to boil. Once it started boiling, I put a real wooden spoon across the top of the pot so it would not overflow. Allow to boil until potatoes are nice and tender.
Step 6: Straining
Once the potatoes are tender, you will strain the water out into the strainer. Be careful steam is very hot.
Step 7: Mixing
Dump the strainer full of potatoes into a mixing bowl. You will put a stick of butter on top. You will then add a dash of milk right before mixing. Right before you're finished with mixing, add about a tablespoon of garlic salt. Then mix that in and you should have a great side of mashed potatoes.