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Chef John's Syracuse Salt Potatoes

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"Not only is this Syracuse salt potatoes recipe one of the most delicious ways to cook baby spuds, it's also one of the most interesting. I generally don't like when people watch me cook their food, you know, in case anything gets dropped (#5secondrule), but these are kind of fun to do in front of guests; just to see that look of shock in their eyes, as you dump in all that salt."
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25 m servings 184
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover cold water and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain. Transfer potatoes to a plate and drizzle butter over the top.


  • Cook's Note:;
  • You can serve the potatoes with the melted butter as a dipping sauce instead of drizzling the butter over the top.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 184 calories; 7.8 26.4 3.1 20 15251 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Hindelwadels of Syracuse developed the recipe along time ago. We eat salt potatoes all summer in Syracuse NY, the salt city.

Most helpful critical review

This version is way too salty! We had to rinse the potatoes, and they were just not well accepted.

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Hindelwadels of Syracuse developed the recipe along time ago. We eat salt potatoes all summer in Syracuse NY, the salt city.

I know the recipe says it's from Syracuse, NY but when I lived in Italy, we ate potatoes prepared this way all the time. They're even yummy served cold the next day! Make a batch at the beginni...

I grew up just north of Syracuse, and we had Hinerwadles salt potatoes every summer, and every time we drive back, we buy some, because they really can't be duplicated. However, this recipe come...

I was forced to use fingerling potatoes but it didn't matter. The potatoes came out perfect and it was so quick and easy!! I'm used to roasting potatoes which takes so much longer so I'm happy t...

Chef John you NEVER disappoint!!! Today we are doing our St. Patty's day dinner (of course your recipe) and for the longest time I wanted to try this recipe and OMG it is absolutely amazing! My ...

Easy. Very salty, but in a good way.

This was the easiest way to get creamy, delicious baby Yukon Gold potatoes. It's amazing, but the salt does not permeate the potatoes, just makes them really tasty. I was originally going to p...

Easy and yummy, with a perfect creamy texture!

Loved.These. I made it for our family of four and really should have doubled the recipe since I was hoping for leftovers! I used red potatoes approximately the size of golf balls. We cut the pot...