Farm House Kitchen

Wash Potatoes, if they are bigger than bite size, cut them to be. Put them into a pot of cold water, add some salt and bring to a boil.  Turn the heat down to a bare simmer and cook until tender.  While the potatoes are cooking, heat the oven to 425 F.  Drain the potatoes really well.  While they are draining, heat an appropriately sized skillet on the stove top with a good lug of olive oil.  Once the potatoes are drained, carefully toss them into the hot skillet, be careful not to splatter the oil on yourself!  Salt potatoes to your liking.  You can cook the potatoes on the stove top if you don't want to heat the oven, keep the heat medium high and don't turn until they have a good color on the bottom.  Usually shaking the pan back and forth will let you know if the potatoes are ready to move.  If you want to do them in the oven, pop the skillet into the preheated oven and roast.  In about 10 minutes check them by shaking, remember the hot pads!  Can't tell you how many times I have stupidly grabbed the handle of an oven hot skillet :(  If they move readily try to toss them around either by shaking the pan back and forth or use a spatula.  Roast another 10 minutes more or less, checking to see if they are as done as you like.