Add the oil to a large nonstick saute pan and cook over medium-high heat until it starts to sizzle.
Add the potatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes without stirring to brown on one side.
Stir the potatoes and add salt, pepper, and chives.
Continue cooking on medium heat for 8-10 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes until the potatoes have cooked through.
Add 1 tablespoon of butter. Stir until melted into the potatoes and serve.
For additional flavor, add a tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme leaves or parsley and fold well into the potatoes before serving.
For a spicy touch add 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
2 large russet potatoes peeled and diced into 1/4” cubes
3 tablespoons extra light olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1 tablespoon softened, unsalted butter