Recipe: Hasty Cooked Potatoes

Wash and peel some POTATOES; cut them into slices of about a quarter of an inch in thickness; throw them into boiling salted water, and, if of good quality, they will be done in about ten minutes.

Strain off the water, put the POTATOES into a hot dish, chop them slightly, add pepper, salt, and a few small pieces of fresh butter, and serve without loss of time.

The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)