The easiest, yet best boiled potatoes you’ll ever eat! Boiled Salt Potatoes have an insanely creamy texture inside because of the amount of salt they’re boiled in. Yet, they are perfectly seasoned and heavenly tasting with drizzled melted butter poured on top.
In order for you to fully appreciate how good these salt potatoes are, we first need to talk roast chicken. More specifically, I must tell you about the best roast chicken I ever made. Stay with me here.
I served this unprecedented roast chicken at a small dinner party. When I set that bad boy down on the table, I swear I heard harps and a heavenly beam shined down upon it. The skin was golden brown, crispy, and seasoned to perfection, while the inside was delectably moist and juicy. As if that wasn’t glorious enough, the tarragon, white wine pan sauce brought tears to my eyes.
Let me tell you, I absolutely sleighed this chicken. This chicken was no joke.
Then, THE DAMN POTATOES was the only thing anyone talked about. I made the potatoes by boiling salt water and pouring butter on them. My 6 year old could have made them.
Are boiled potatoes even considered cooking? Can’t everyone boil water?
The only reason I made such a simple side dish was because I wanted to invest my entire body and soul into that chicken. Dumping some potatoes into boiling water wouldn’t distract me from tending to my masterpiece.
“Sweet Mary Joseph! These potatoes are amazing!”
“How did you make these potatoes?! I’ve never had anything like it!”
“Can you pass me more potatoes please? There, over there. Right there! Behind the chicken.”
Needless to say, I’m in the market for new dinner party guests. Any volunteers? Potatoes will not be served.
WHAT MAKES BOILED SALT POTATOES SO GOOD?
The insane amount of salt used in the cooking water intrigued me when I stumbled across this recipe. The high amount of salt makes the starches break down so the potatoes are extraordinarily creamy inside.
A fine dusting of salt residue is left behind on the drained potatoes. Simply pour some melted butter on top, and they are perfectly seasoned throughout and ready to serve.
WHAT ELSE CAN I MAKE WITH BOILED SALT POTATOES?
These are perfect for an easy, quick side dish, but boiled salt potatoes can also be transformed into so many other dishes. Don’t forget, you will not need any extra salt these recipes call for. The boiled salt potatoes are already perfectly seasoned.
- Use the leftovers to make another whole dinner. Check out this Smoked Sausage with Cheddar Apple Potato Hash recipe.
- Have you ever tried Crash Hot Potatoes? You need to, and now here is your chance.
- Having breakfast for dinner or need a brunch recipe? How about Skillet Potatoes with Peppers and Onions?
- Cut them in half, broil with cheddar cheese and top with crumbled, sour cream, and chives.
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The easiest, yet best boiled potato recipe you'll ever make! Boiled Salt Potatoes have an insanely creamy texture inside because of the amount of salt they're boiled in. Yet they are perfectly seasoned and heavenly tasting with drizzled melted butter poured on top.
- 3 lbs. small red or yellow potatoes (about 1 1/2" diameter), whole, not cut or pierced
- 1 cup salt
- 3 tbsp. butter, melted
- chopped parsley, optional
In a large pot (about 4.5 quart) place 1 cup of salt and fill about halfway with warm water. Stir water to dissolve salt. Add washed, WHOLE potatoes to pot. Add more water to cover potatoes.
Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
Drain, pour melted butter over potatoes, and serve with chopped parsley, if desired.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes