Salt Potatoes

READY IN: 50mins




  • Wash the potatoes but keep the skin intact.
  • Place the potatoes in a sauce pan, cover with the water and pour in the salt. There are different opinions on the salt to water ratio but they all range from 1:4 to 1:6 so I opted for the middle.
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer until the potatoes are tender which would be 20-30 minutes. Be warned! The saline solution boils at a much higher temperature that water. It will be very hot. And It will sound like the potatoes are frying and not boiling.
  • When ready, drain the potatoes in a colander and allow to dry so that a thin salt crust forms. You could rinse the salt off but be aware that the potato flesh absorbs almost no salt during cooking. Plus it will not be authentic.
  • Serve hot with the butter on top or on the side. The potatoes will stay hot for quite a long time so they will melt the butter if you put it on top. If you opt for butter on the side, melt it and serve it as a dip.
  • NOTE: The leftovers keep well in a fridge and reheat well. You can use them as an ingredient in dishes that call for baked or boiled potatoes. I use them in potato salads.
  • NOTE: Try using herb butter or substitute the butter with a different dressing or dip.