For this recipe, choose fingerlings that are all about the same thickness so they cook evenly.
1. Combine wine and broth in measuring cup. Heat 1 1/2 Tbs. oil and 1 1/2 tsp. butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. thyme and salt over bottom of pan. Arrange potato halves (cut-side down) and shallot in skillet. Partially cover, and cook 6 minutes, or until potatoes are browned.
2. Add wine mixture, and simmer, partially covered, 7 minutes (brown bits should loosen on their own). Add garlic, remaining 1 1/2 tsp. oil, 1 1/2 tsp. butter, and 1/2 tsp. thyme, and cook 1 minute. Garnish with remaining 1 tsp. thyme.