1. Scrub potatoes thoroughly with a stiff brush. Cut potatoes into halves or quarters.
2. In a medium saucepan cook potatoes, covered, in a small amount of boiling, lightly salted water for 10 to 15 minutes or till tender; drain. Return to saucepan.
3. Add the margarine or butter and parsley to the hot potatoes, tossing gently to melt margarine and coat potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.