Syracuse Salt Potatoes

Syracuse Salt Potatoes
Staff Writer

Salt potatoes are the kind of simple yet delicious side that make weeknight cooking worth it... not that you should only enjoy them on weeknights! If you've never had this central New York favorite, it's worth adding to your repertoire and making frequently. These are typically served in the summer when the young potatoes are first harvested, but can be served (though less authentically) year-round.

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Ready in
25 m
6
Servings
184
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: You can use any small potatoes if you can't find new potatoes. However, you do not want to use large potatoes that are cut up.

To scale up this recipe, use 1 cup salt for every 4 pounds potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 Pounds new potatoes, scrubbed*
  • 1/2 Cup fine salt
  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter

Directions

Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Stir in the salt. Then, add the potatoes and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the potatoes are tender but still somewhat firm, for 15-20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and toss in a large serving dish with butter. Serve.

Salt Shopping Tip

Salt enhances food by adding depth and accentuating existing flavors. Be sure to have a couple types in your cupboards. Regular iodized salt for the table is typical; sea salt is also a great investment.

Salt Cooking Tip

Bland food is never good. Be sure to season every layer of your food while cooking.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
26g
9%
Vitamin A
65µg
7%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
22.3%
Vitamin C
30mg
50%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1.2%
Vitamin K
4µg
4%
Calcium
31mg
3%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
24µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
24µg
6%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
38mg
10%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
88mg
13%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
639mg
18%
Sodium
1107mg
46%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.1%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.2%