Upstate New York is famous for its salt potatoes, a dish in which small skin-on potatoes are cooked in super-saturated salt water. They're typically served in paper boats and are absolutely drenched in melted butter. This version of the elegant salt-steamed potato is inspired by, and is much better for you than, the aforementioned classic. They are a versatile side dish for roasted meats. They're also great turned into next-day potato salad.

Recipe by Oxmoor House October 2014


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary test

10 mins
40 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 4 potatoes)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a standard steamer (basket and base), combine the 3 cups water, the salt, and the rosemary sprigs. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  • Place the washed potatoes in the steamer basket. Place the basket in the steamer base. Cover the steamer, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for about 30 minutes, until the potatoes are tender but not cracked.

  • Carefully remove the potatoes from the steamer and let stand 5 minutes.

  • Combine butter and chopped rosemary in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIgH 20 seconds or until butter melts.

  • Drizzle butter over potatoes. Serve.


Cooking Light Mad Delicious

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; fat 5.1g; saturated fat 3.3g; mono fat 1.3g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 27g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 13mg; iron 1mg; sodium 188mg; calcium 20mg.