Bring the water to a boil. Scrub the potatoes. Add the salt and a sprig of mint to the water, and then add the potatoes. Cover the saucepan, bring back to the boil, and cook for 15 to 25 minutes, depending on size.
Drain and serve immediately in a hot serving dish.
It's vitally important for flavour to add salt to the water when cooking potatoes.
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