“An utterly simple and delicious way to celebrate the season’s first new potatoes. Invented in the 1800s by Irish salt mine workers in central New York State, tender potatoes are boiled in intensely salted water, then served hot with melted butter.”
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
4 pounds new potatoes
1 1/2 cups fine salt
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1. Wash the potatoes and set aside. Fill a large pot with water; stir in salt until it no longer dissolves and settles on the bottom. Place potatoes in the pot and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender but firm, about 15 minutes. Drain; cover to keep hot.
2. While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter in a small pan over medium high heat, or in microwave. Serve immediately poured over potatoes.
My notes: we like to have this once or twice a year. I love to serve these with bbq chicken. I don’t know why but these come out so creamy. Like nothing I have ever had before. I used the leftovers to make home fries.