In medium saucepan on medium-high heat, combine salt, potatoes and enough water to cover the potatoes. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 10-15 minutes, or until desired tenderness.
When potatoes are done cooking, drain and add butter and chives. Stir until butter is melted. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add bacon, if desired. Serve hot.