- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
- 1 ½ pounds small white boiling potatoes
- 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter
Cover potatoes with salted cold water by 1 inch in a 3-quart heavy saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes in a colander and cool slightly. When potatoes are just cool enough to handle (but are still very warm), peel and cut into 1/2-...