5 large cloves, minced and sauteed in olive oil until translucent
3 lbs small potatoes, scrubbed and halved
1 large onion, peeled and minced
2-3 C chicken broth
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 C heavy cream (optional)
Place garlic, potatoes and onion into crockpot. Pour in enough broth to cover the potatoes. Cover and cook on High for 4-8 hours, or until the potatoes are very soft. Scoop out most of the cooking liquid ....reserving if you are going to make this low-fat (as opposed to adding in the cream).
Add butter and mash the potatoes. As you mash the potatoes, add the cream/reserved liquid a bit at a time until the right consistency is achieved. Season with salt/pepper.