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Salt Potatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10


  • 3 quarts of water
  • 12 ounces approximately 1½ cups fine salt
  • pounds small boiling potatoes washed
  • 1 stick butter melted


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large deep pot over high heat.
  2. Once boiling, stir in all of the salt.
  3. Carefully drop the potatoes into the water.
  4. Bring back to a boil and lower the heat to medium. Simmer until the potatoes are tender - 15 to 25 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes. Test tenderness by poking with a fork through the middle. They should be very tender.
  5. Drain the potatoes into a colander and leave to air dry - 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Transfer the potatoes to a serving dish and drizzle with melted butter.


recipe adapted from foodiewithfamily.com