How to salt roast potatoes so that they are perfectly seasoned and tender. Jump to the Easy Salt Roasted Potatoes Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.
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This is one of my favorite ways to cook little potatoes. Start with a bunch of salt and pour it into a baking dish then place potatoes on top. After baking, the potatoes taste perfectly seasoned and have a extraordinarily smooth consistency inside.
Make these for a simple side dish or serve as finger food next to your favorite dip. And if you were wondering, you can reuse the salt, just save it in a re-sealable plastic bag for the next time you want to roast potatoes.
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Recipe updated, originally posted September 2010. Since posting this in 2010, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Easy Salt Roasted Potatoes Recipe
Salt roasting potatoes is simple and makes potatoes that are well seasoned and that have a creamy texture inside. They are perfect as a side dish, but we love to serve them as finger food next to a dip.
You Will Need
1 pound small waxy potatoes or fingerling potatoes
Coarse salt, such as Kosher
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Scrub, rinse and pat dry the potatoes. Fill a 2-quart baking dish with enough salt to create a 1/2-inch layer on the bottom of the dish. Place the potatoes, in one layer, on top of the salt. Bake until the potatoes are tender and you can easily pierce them with a fork, 30 to 45 minutes depending on size of the potatoes.