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Salt Potatoes with Butter and Chives

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min (includes drying time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 pounds petite tri-colored or gold potatoes

1 cup kosher salt 

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


  1. Bring potatoes, salt and 6 cups water to a boil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to ensure the salt has dissolved. Lower to a simmer, then cook until potatoes are tender, 18 to 20 minutes.
  2. Pour the water and potatoes into a colander in the sink and leave to air-dry for 5 minutes; you will see the salt start to form on the outside of the potatoes.
  3. Transfer the potatoes to a serving dish, then pour the melted butter and sprinkle the chives over the top. Toss together, then serve immediately.