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The Original Syracuse Salt Potatoes Instant Pot

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The Original Syracuse Salt Potatoes Instant Pot are a quintessential side dish to serve up. This New York specialty will completely transform the way you enjoy potatoes. Salt potatoes are bursting with flavor and a creamy flavor. Serve with melted butter and garnish with fresh herbs.  

I live in the Syracuse area and I grew up eating salt potatoes. I didn’t realize until recently not everyone knows, or has tried this incredible potato recipe. If you have yet to try Syracuse Salt Potatoes, this recipe needs to be made soon.

The Origional Syracuse Salt Potatoes Instant Pot

What Are Salt Potatoes

Salt Potatoes or Syracuse potatoes offer incredible flavor. Because they are boiled in a ton of salt, they have such a creamy texture to them. Then you drizzle over butter and it offers the perfect amount of flavor to these buttery, creamy, and velvety potatoes.  

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Where Did Salt Potatoes Originate 

It is said that salt potatoes came about all the way back in the 1800’s! It is said that salt miners in the area would make these Syracuse potatoes for lunch. They would toss potatoes in a basket and lower them into the kettles of the boiling brine. They would then top the perfectly cooked potatoes with a slab of butter and dive in.

The syracuse salt potato

photo credit http://www.onondagacountyparks.com/parks/onondaga-lake-park/salt-museum/

Now because of how popular this potato recipe has become, you can now find grocery stores in the area sell bags of Salt Potatoes ready to cook. It comes with potatoes and a bag of salt. Then you dump and cook. This is generally only found in the New York area.  

What Potatoes Do You Use for Salt Potatoes 

You use small potatoes. The ones that are yellow or white. You don’t cut them up, you cook these potatoes whole. Trust me they are absolutely incredible and you will never want to make potatoes any other way. Do not use Red Potatoes or colored the skins are not thick enough. 

Syracuse Salt Potato

Do Salt Potatoes Taste Overly Salty 

No. I know it may seem like that is an outrageous amount of salt being used, but they will not be overly salty. The salt helps to raise the boiling point of the water, which breaks down the potatoes more and offers a silky and creamy texture. Then the salt will create a crust on the potatoes, that is absolutely incredible. 

What Is The Best Salt For Salt Potatoes 

I recommend regular table salt. The cheap old salt works great and offers the best flavor in my opinion. I have seen others use other varieties like sea salt, Himalayan, and I find regular table salt is best.

Instant Pot Syracuse Salt Potatoes

How Long Do Syracuse Salt Potatoes Store In Fridge 

You can keep any leftover potatoes in the fridge for 3-4 days. We generally eat them rather fast, because quite frankly they are incredible. But, they will store for a handful of days in the fridge. They are best warm but reheat rather. 

How Do I Reheat Leftover Salt Potatoes 

Simply warm them up in the microwave for a quick reheat. I think they taste rather well the next day. I have also used these potatoes in other recipes to help make them take on different flavors. Hash is my go-to recipe with these leftover Syracuse potatoes. 

Give this recipe a try, and let me know what you think of this classic salt potato recipe!

What to Serve with The Original Syracuse Salt Potatoes?

In Syracuse, we always have salt potatoes at a BBQ or family function. Serving The Original Syracuse Salt Potatoes with Pulled Pork, Cucumber Salad, Or even just with hamburgers and hot dogs. 

Instant Pot Syracuse Salt Potatoes

The Origional Syracuse Salt Potatoes Instant Pot

The Original Syracuse Salt Potatoes Instant Pot

Yield: 10
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The Original Syracuse Salt Potatoes are a quintessential side dish to serve up. This New York specialty will completely transform the way you enjoy potatoes. Salt potatoes are bursting with flavor and a creamy flavor. Serve with melted butter and garnish with fresh herbs.  

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Salt
  • 5 Pounds small bite size potatoes
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 8 Cups Water

Instructions

  1. Place Potatoes in your instant pot
  2. Add Water
  3. Pour in Salt
  4. Cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes
  5. Do a Quick Release
  6. Drain water
  7. Pour melted butter over potatoes
  8. serve

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 11471mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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