Cook poatoes in large pot of boiling salted water 5 minutes. Drain well. Cool completely. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cvoer and refrigerate.)
Divide butter between 2 heavy large skillets and melt over medium-high heat. Add half of potatoes to each skillet and saute until tender and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with thyme and serve.
Bon Appetit/May 94 Typed by Didi Pahl