Required : About a pound of potatoes. About two ounces of butter. A little chopped parsley. (Sufficient for three or four.)

Peel the potatoes, put them in a saucepan of cold water, add a little salt, bring the water to the boil, and let it boil for three or four minutes, then drain off the water; cut the potatoes into neat sippets. Have ready a buttered paper bag, put in the potatoes with the butter, close the bag securely, put it in the oven, and bake the potatoes for about twenty minutes. When done turn them into a hot dish and sprinkle them with the parsley. Serve at once.

Cost, about 4d.