1) Place the potatoes in a deep frying pan and add salt and pepper, to taste. Cover potatoes halfway with chicken stock, about 700ml, add the butter and cover pan with a lid.
2) Cook the potatoes in the stock until almost tender, about 5 to 8 minutes, depending upon the size of the potatoes. Remove the lid and allow the stock to evaporate, about another 5 minutes.
3) Once the stock has evaporated pop each potato using a ladle or large spoon, creating a small crack in each, but do not smash. Allow the potatoes to brown on each side, another 5 minutes, and re-season with salt and pepper, if necessary or desired.
4) Remove the browned potatoes from the pan and place onto a serving platter, garnished with the parsley.