Salt Potatoes

Total Time:
50 min
20 min
30 min

8 servings

  • 4 pounds small potatoes, such as baby Yukon gold
  • 2 1/4 cups kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter

Put the potatoes, 8 cups water and the salt in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 30 minutes.

Drain the potatoes in a colander and shake to remove excess water. Let the skins dry in the colander so that some of the salt crystallizes.

Meanwhile, put the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted. Serve the potatoes hot with the butter for dipping.

Photograph by Andrew Mccaul

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    Freaking awesome! Another idea....Mash the whole potato with a fork then fry with some oil in a skillet till crispy add crispy bacon and green onions (maybe fry them in the skillet with bacon grease
    I am looking for easy recipes for my crab dinner party and thought this would be easy to fix along with steamed crabs and corn on the cob. I have never tried the "real thing' from New York so I am not sure if they are as good, but this was so simple, and yes, the insides of the potatoes were dense but creamy, very hard to describe, but tasted delicious. My first thought was of a boiled peanut-haha, but they are definitely potatoes, the crust when they sit is nice and light, and goes perfect with a bowl of plain old butter. I would make these again, and will make them for my party. I did go through my bag of red petite potatoes and pulled out the closest in diameter, but after making them, I doubt it really matters all that much.
    These were okay... They really didn't seem like they were all that to me... I really wanted to love them, but they seemed not much different than regular boiled potatoes to us.
    I also gre up in Upstate NY and loved these potatoes. We would always have them during summertime at family gatherings. So easy to do, and brings back memories. Thanks for the recipe!
    I saw these in my food network magazine and had to try them. They were so easy and so tasty!! I've made them twice now and shared the recipe with my friends!! Definitely a keeper in my house!!
    Grew up in Upstate NY eating these potatoes. Still as good as you can get. So easy to make - just make sure potatoes are all same size.
    Made these last night for my family. They were delish!!!
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