A bowl of simple boiled red potatoes -- dressed up by a peeled center strip, a little butter, and a handful of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley -- rounds out a hearty meal.
Using a vegetable peeler or paring knife, peel middle of each potato.
Place potatoes and salt in a large saucepan, and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until a fork inserted into center of potatoes meets only slight resistance, about 20 minutes.
Drain potatoes in a colander; return to warm saucepan. Toss with butter and parsley, and season with pepper. Transfer to a serving dish; serve immediately.
This dish is equally delicious with unpeeled potatoes.