I scrub my potatoes clean. Do you?
My SIL was her visiting over the holidays, sharing in a lot of the cooking. She insisted potatoes didn't need to be scrubbed clean if they were going in a pot of water to boil. Egads! What? I've never heard that before.
I'm about to go parboil some new potatoes for smashed potatoes and just cannot bring myself to skip the scrubbing. We SHOULD scrub, right?!!