Peel potatoes and cut in half. Wash well. Poke each piece with a bamboo skewer, a couple times per potato. This help releasing the steam while potatoes are cooking
Place the trivet to the bottom of the instant pot and add 1 cup water. Stop just below the trivet. Place potatoes on top of the trivet. Set the steam release valve to closed. Set to manual on high for10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, quick release steam and remove potatoes with silicone tongs. Add butter, salt and pepper, fresh herbs or seasoning of choice