New York Salt Potatoes

salt potatoes

These are popular up in central New York State, where I grew up . So easy, SO tasty! The skin is tender and the potato is creamy. Just smash them with your fork and put on melted butter. Or there’s some people that just pop them in their mouth!


  • 4 pounds new potatoes. These are small little potatoes either red or white are fine.
  • 1 1/2 C Salt
  • 8 Tbs Butter


Put potatoes in sauce pan and cover with water. Add salt. Cook until soft (approx 20 min). Melt butter. Drain the water on the potatoes. Place in bowl. Pour butter over top.

Hint – these are also good cut up and fried as home fries. Breakfast or dinner doesn’t matter.

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