Garlic Chive Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

1 ½ lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tsp. salt, plus extra to taste (optional)
¼ cup milk, hot
2 tbsp. Kowalski's Butter
1 tbsp. snipped fresh chives
  1. Arrange potatoes and garlic cloves in a large saucepan; add cold water to cover.
  2. Sprinkle with salt; bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to medium; cover and continue cooking until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork (15-20 min.).
  4. Drain; reduce heat to low and continue cooking just until excess moisture in pan evaporates (1-2 min.).
  5. Mash potatoes by hand with a potato masher until no lumps remain.
  6. Stir in milk, butter and chives until potatoes reach desired consistency.
  7. Adjust seasoning to taste; serve immediately.