The Original SALT POTATOES were coined in 1914 by John Hinerwadel in North Syracuse NY 13212.
Salt potatoes are to Syracuse what chicken wings are to Buffalo. It's Syracuse's blue-collar roots that led to the invention of salt potatoes. Local salt workers, evaporated salt from water by boiling the brine in large vats. Since the water was hot anyway, they plunked small tubers into the brine for a cheap lunch.