M-J's Elegant Pan-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Small potatoes (often called "fingerlings") are washed, put into a cast-iron pan with a little water and butter, covered, cooked until soft, then roasted uncovered until their skins are brown. 
©M-J de Mesterton 
If you have the time, pierce each potato so that it absorbs the salted cooking water. I like to add a little lemon juice to the pan, which imparts a pleasant flavour to the fingerling potatoes.
Fingerlings have been fully cooked and roasted in the butter that remains after the liquid has been absorbed and evaporated.
M-J's pan-roasted fingerling potatoes are perfect as an accompaniment to meat dishes or as an addition to salad.
Recipe Courtesy of M-J de Mesterton ©2019