4tablespoonsmargarinebutter is ok to use, if you use salted butter you may need to reduce the amount of salt
Wash and peel the potatoes. It is not necessary to remove all of the peelings off the potatoes. Cut the potatoes into 1 inch pieces and place into a pot.
Fill the pot with water, add enough to water to cover the potatoes and then add an additional 1/2 inch of water.
Cook the potatoes on medium-high heat for about 7 to 10 minutes or until they are fork tender. Drain the potatoes.
Place potatoes into a bowl with the other ingredients and mash the potatoes with a potato masher. You can use an electric mixer if desired, but be sure to not mix them until they are smooth, leave them with some texture.