Chive and Garlic Mashed Potatoes


2 pounds unpeeled red-skinned potatoes, rinsed, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup chopped chives (about 3 bunches)


Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 18 minutes. Drain. Melt butter in same pot over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Return potatoes to pot. Add chives. Mash potatoes coarsely. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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