Microwave Mashed Potatoes

1 1/3 lb. potatoes
1 c. milk
2 T. butter or margarine
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt & pepper, to taste
Chopped parsley for garnish

Scrub potatoes with a vegetable brush and water. Pat dry. Pierce with fork. Cook potatoes in a microwave oven on HIGH POWER for 10 minutes. Half lengthwise; scoop out pulp into medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Mash potatoes with potato masher, or beat with an electric mixer; reserve. Place milk, butter and garlic in a small, microwave-safe bowl (or measuring cup). Microwave on HIGH POWER for 2 minutes. Thoroughly mix into potato pulp. Mix in additional milk to reach desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Heat in microwave on HIGH POWER for 1 minute. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.