Syracuse Salt Potatoes
1 1/4 ckosher salt
3 lbsmall or fingerling potatoes (white potatoes are traditional, but red-skin potatoes work equally well)
1/2 cbutter (1 stick), but into pieces
1 tspblack pepper
1 to 2 Tbspsnipped fresh herbs (optional)
OPTIONAL GARNISHES (A MODERN UPDATE)
4 slicebacon, cooked and crumbled
How to Make Syracuse Salt Potatoes
- Bring salt and water to a boil. When water is boiling, add potatoes (skin on) and cook until tender, about 25 minutes.
- Drain potatoes in a strainer and place pot back on stove over medium heat. Add butter to the pot. After about a minute, when butter is just melted, add potatoes, pepper and herbs (if using). Remove from heat, toss potatoes to coat with seasoned butter, and serve immediately.
For added color, add about 1/4 teaspoon paprika and/or 4 strips of cooked and crumbled bacon.