Salt Potatoes New York Style

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

For real authentic Upstate NY flavor use 1 cup of salt. Try these for your next BBQ or crab boil! YUM! Leftovers can be used for home fries.


  1. Place the potatoes and water in a large pot.
  2. Pour the salt over the potatoes, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  4. Serve with the melted butter for dipping.


Most Helpful

I am not a huge fan of potatoes, but I was looking for an easy potato recipe that could feed a lot, or a little. I tried this recipe and only cooked about 10 red skinned new potatoes. They were really very good, the salt gets into the flesh of the potato without being too salty. Between the salt, and the creaminess of the potatoes I found the butter superfluous. Great, will use this recipe again.

Milking Mom May 21, 2012

Yep, made these just as directed, and came out beautifully. The cup of salt mixes within, and it's not like you are putting a cup of salt on the potato at the end. The potato just comes out so good, you will be so surprised. This is one top notch recipe, and will use this often as special tater'. Thanks!

Andi of Longmeadow Farm September 20, 2011

We absolutely loved these potatoes! I used white rose potatoes that were not very small, so I cut each one in half before boiling. We tried these also with ketchup and a mayonnaise based dipping sauce, but we liked them dipped in butter the best. DH has a bad habit of salting food before he tastes it, so I warned him on this one to taste first. The amount of salt boiled into the potatoes was just right.

Ginny Sue September 04, 2006

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