Syracuse Salt Potatoes
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Syracuse Salt Potatoes

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"Salt potatoes are a regional specialty of Syracuse, New York, a.k.a. The Salt City. Salt potatoes date to the 1800s, invented by local salt mine workers who created a simple and inexpensive lunch by boiling small potatoes in brine. The potatoes are still very popular today with the Central New York crowd, making an incredibly easy and delicious side dish."


30 m servings 277 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.7g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 21025 mg
  • 841%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Wash the potatoes and set aside. Fill a large pot with water; stir in salt until it no longer dissolves and settles on the bottom. Place potatoes in the pot and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender but firm, about 15 minutes. Drain; cover to keep hot.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter in a small pan over medium high heat, or in microwave. Serve immediately poured over potatoes.


  • Editor's Note
  • The nutritional information displays the entire amount of salt used in the recipe; the actual amount consumed will be less.
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  1. 140 Ratings


I was introduced to these salt potatoes a couple of years ago while visiting friends in upstate New York. I learned they were a big deal to people there, and I was eager to try the bag/kit of sa...

I have made these potatoes several times now, using baby reds... and they are WONDERFUL! I think it should be noted for people (such as Aspiring Chef Rita) that the recipe calls for WHOLE potat...

If only you could taste these with the Cornell barbecue chicken that one can find about any weekend of the summer around here(Ithaca, NY/Cornell area)you'd know what it's all about!! You want t...

first, i want to say thank you for the recipe. I've never measured in terms of cups, it's always been a quarter pound of salt to every pound of potatoes. For all the people saying that these are...

I've lived in the Syracuse area all my life...they are Always a summertime staple, the Best one's are the Hinderwadle's, some stores carry their "own" brand, but the Hinderwadle's are the "tradi...

I love salt potatoes. I used to live in Binghamton and would always get them at a local spiedie restaurant. I am not really a potato lover but made like this, they are so yummy. Make sure the...

I hate to spoil the 5 star rating but I have to. Straight away you know that the amount of salt and butter used in this recipe is not good for you but since I love potatoes I decided to go for ...

I'm from the midwest and had never heard of these. I thought I would give them a try (just because I'm like that!) and was actually quite impressed with the change in the potatoes. One would t...

The author forgot to add that salt potatoes are a summer cookout dish! In fact they are a staple at any clam bake, BBQ or cookout in CNY. I don't think I could eat them in the middle of winter...