Stovetop method: Into a medium-size saucepan, add potatoes and enough water to cover the potatoes by 1-inch. Bring to a boil and cook about 15 minutes, until potatoes are just slightly tender. Time will vary depending on the size of the potatoes. Drain well.
Microwave method: Follow instructions on the microwavable bag or add potatoes to a medium-size bowl. Add 1/4 cup water and cook on high for about 7 minutes, just until slightly tender. Drain well.
When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut into quarters.