Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New York Salt Potatoes






                         I have teamed up with the US Potato Board and Honest Cooking to 
           bring you a delicious and famous New York Salt Potato recipe. I have lived in NY my                                whole life. I never knew how many cool things were invented from here!                                        These potato's for one. Not to mention the infamous Buffalo wing. 



The salt industry has a long history in and around Syracuse, New York. Jesuit missionaries visiting the region in 1654 were the first to report salty brine springs around the southern end of “Salt Lake,” known today as Onondaga Lake. Fast forward to the years of the Erie canal being dug by the Irish and German immigrants and you’ve got the number one side staple of our region.

During the 19th century, Irish salt miners would bring a bag of small, unpeeled, substandard potatoes to work each day. Come lunch time, they boiled the potatoes in the “free-flowing” salt brines - boiling them up. By the early 20th century, the potatoes were a Central New York favorite and local entrepreneur, John Hinerwadel, started serving them as a side “at his famous clambakes.”

Despite the name these are not salty at all. I actually added some. Coat them with melted butter and sprinkle with fresh herbs these little spuds melt in your mouth! Be sure to stop over to the US Potato Board and check out all the potato goodness! United States Potato Board provides inspiration, information, tools and education to potato lovers all over the world. You can connect with the US Potato Board on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!
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Ingredients
1 pound New potatoes 
1/2 cup Kosher salt
Butter, melted

Salt and pepper

Various fresh herbs
Instructions
Wash the potatoes carefully, getting them completely clean without scrubbing off the thin skin.
Bring water to boil in a large saucepan. Stir in the salt, stir until it is fully dissolved. Add potatoes.
Bring water to a rolling boil, and boil - not simmer - for around 20 minutes or until potatoes are done.
Drain, and serve immediately with melted butter salt pepper and herbs.


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16 comments :

  1. I have never met a potato that I didn't like! These sound yummy and can't wait to give them a try.

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  2. These sound delicious. I'm definitely trying these the next time that I find some inexpensive little new potatoes.

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    1. You will love them! You can use regular new potatoes as well.

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  3. My girls LOVE fresh potatoes so it is great to discover a new way to cook them up. Thanks for sharing. It was also interesting to read a bit of the history behind this recipe . . . . so glad you are part of the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage

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  4. When I saw Marigene's comment up above, I thought, oh, did I already comment on this post? Nope. Because I always never met a potato I didn't like either! Pinning this to my potato board on Pinterest :-)

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  5. I am a CNY girl myself and must make these atleast once a year! Whenever I go home to NY I have to buy a bag- they don't sell them anywhere but NY usually, and the little potatoes work...but not the same! Love this post!

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  6. So simple, and yet so tasty-looking. Love the different colors of potatoes in the photos!
    --G
    gingerwroot.com

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  7. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great Valentine Weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Rina, these look great...what an excellent recipe post! I love the live video portion. Glad to co-host Thursday Favorite Things with you.

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  9. I love your photos, Rina. They are so rich and full of depth. Happy to co-host Thursday Favorite Things with you. :-)

    Olivia

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  10. Oh these sound divine!!! Can't wait to give them a try! :)

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