|1 lb||new potatoes (such as fingerling or satina yellow) or enough for a single layer|
|1||small handfull of thyme sprigs|
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Rinse your potatoes to remove any dirt. Toss with olive oil and generous salt and place in a baking dish with bay leaves and thyme. Add a splash of water to the bottom of the dish, about ⅛”. Cover the dish with tinfoil and run your hand around the rim with a towel to ensure a tight seal – this will ensure that the potatoes steam. Check the potatoes after about 25 minutes. Once the potatoes are tender to the center (check with a fork or paring knife), they are done. If they begin to split, they are past done!