Cook your potatoes in salt! Could boiling your potatoes in a bunch of salt make them creamier, softer, and more tasty? These are often called Syracuse Potatoes because that is where this method originated from. Today I am going to test this theory! I’m making a batch of potatoes full of salt, and a batch with none, then we will compare the taste and texture! If you like this recipe, be sure to check out this one too! and this one!
I start off by washing my potatoes and filling two large pots with eight cups of water in each one. Get them clean! Then in one pot I add a whole cup of salt, and a tablespoon in the other. I know I said no salt, but you need just a pinch in there. When the salt is dissolved I add the potatoes, turn the heat on, and bring the water to a boil. The super salty potatoes may float and the low salted ones will probably sink. Once each pot got boiling I reduced the heat and set a timer for fifteen minutes. Then you want to drain the water from the potatoes, return them to their pots, and cover them up.
After they have sat for a little, I empty my potatoes into separate bowls. I top them with a little vegan butter and rosemary. The only visible difference would be that the extra salt potatoes have a nice salty skin on the outside. The super salty potatoes are definitely softer! They are buttery, super creamy, and way more flavorful. The salt penetrates the potato, really enhancing the flavor. This is really the key to some of the creamiest potatoes that I’ve ever had! Well there you have it, if you want a little something special to spice up your potatoes, add the salt! It only takes an extra minute, but really make a difference! Watch the full video here!
You Need To Start Cooking Your Potatoes like This!
- fingerling potatoes
- 1 cup and 1 tbsp salt
- 16 cups water
- pinch vegan butter
- pinch parsley
- Wash potatoes.
- Add water to two large pots.
- Add salt to both pots.
- After salt has dissolved, turn heat on to get water boiling, and add the potatoes.
- Once boiling, reduce heat.
- Set timer for fifteen minutes, drain water from potatoes.
- Add them back into their pots, and cover up.
- After they've sat, dump them into separate bowls.
- Add vegan butter and rosemary overtop.