Garlic Chive Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Chive Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Makes 6 (½ cup) servings
1 ½ lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tsp. salt, plus extra to taste (optional)
¼ cup hot milk
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. snipped fresh chives

In a large saucepan, arrange potatoes and garlic cloves; add cold water to cover. Sprinkle with salt; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cover and continue cooking until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork (15-20 min.). Drain; place pan over low heat just until excess moisture in pan evaporates (1-2 min.). Mash potatoes with a hand potato masher until no lumps remain. Stir in milk, butter and chives until potatoes reach desired consistency; adjust seasoning to taste.