I could not find the source of my original recipe. I found plenty of other recipes like this one from All Recipes:
While the basic Stovies recipe is boiled potatoes mixed with cooked onions and corned beef, when I found this recipe, it seemed simple and I could make variations of it later. As usual, I had to my "Use What I Have" method.
8 red potatoes, peeled and cut in half vertically
1/2 cup butter
Place potatoes halves in a pot with 1/2 inch water or milk
Cook on medium heat for 15-40 minutes
Here's my revised recipe:
Electric Two-Burner Stovetop Version:
add milk and water to pan to fill with 1/2 inch of liquid.
season with black pepper, garlic salt, and a dab of olive oil.
check to make sure they don’t stick.
I had 1 potato and the leftover broth from making the stovies. I poured the broth into a glass casserole dish; cleaned and peeled the potato and placed the two halves in the broth and seasoned. I cooked the potatoes in the microwave for 15 minutes and it came out --- drum roll -- Perfect!!!