Salt Potatoes


My sister made these in her Instant Pot when I visited over the Summer.  I found a way to make them on the stove top.  Small potatoes work best for the most flavor!


Salt Potatoes

Makes 8 servings


3 pounds new white or yellow potatoes, smaller potatoes are best

1 1/2 cups kosher salt

8 tablespoons butter, melted


Wash the potatoes and set aside

Fill a large pot with water, at least 3 quarts

Turn burner to medium high heat

Stir in salt until it dissolves and no longer settles on the bottom

Place potatoes in the pot and bring to a boil

Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender but firm, about 15 minutes

While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat

Drain potatoes, but do not rinse!!!

Pour melted butter over potatoes and serve immediately


“Salt potatoes are a regional specialty of Syracuse, New York, a.k.a. The Salt City. Salt potatoes date to the 1800s, invented by local salt mine workers who created a simple and inexpensive lunch by boiling small potatoes in brine. The potatoes are still very popular today with the Central New York crowd, making an incredibly easy and delicious side dish.”