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Salt Potatoes

Salt Potatoes, also known as Syracuse 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.
Course gluten free side dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 196kcal
Author Melissa Erdelac

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds small red or yellow potatoes (about 1 1/2" diameter), whole, not cut or pierced
  • 1 cup salt, table salt or kosher
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • chopped parsley, optional

Instructions

  • In a large pot (about 4.5 quart) place 1 cup of salt and fill with 3 cups warm water. Stir water to dissolve salt. Add washed, WHOLE potatoes to pot. Add about 3 additional cups of 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. Serve with chopped parsley, if desired. 

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    Notes

    How To Make Salt Potatoes in Instant Pot
    1. Add 1 cup of salt with 6 cups of water to pressure cooker. Stir and add potatoes.
    2. Lock lid in place and cook at HIGH pressure for 1 minutes. Natural release 10 minutes, then quick release.
    3. Drain and pour melted butter over top. 
    How To Make Baked Salt Potatoes In the Oven
    1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Wash, dry potatoes, and place in a single layer on a rimmed baking pan.
    2. Pour about 1 1/2 - 2 cups kosher salt over the potatoes so they are nestled in the salt.
    3. Bake until tender, about 1 hour depending on size of potatoes (this can also be done with larger, russet or sweet potatoes).

     

    Recipe adapted from Allrecipes

    Nutrition

    Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 1822mg | Potassium: 1032mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg