Salt Crusted Potatoes


I have seen the whole salt-crusting thing done with fish…done with meat etc. But I have never seen it done with potatoes. So when I came up with the idea the other night I thought I was a genius. But then there is this new thing called Google. You heard of it? It is a useful little tool on the world wide web that seems to know all the answers. If you don’t want all of your hopes and dreams crushed about having a novel idea, then I do not recommend using the new found Google thing. Obviously (according to Mr. Google) salt-crusted potatoes is nothing new. Well hell, apparently I am not a genius after all.

Wait A second..something doesn’t look right…ahhh there..tossed in butter. Allllll better now!

These are amazingly delicious little spuds. Soooooo tender and fluffy!
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Salt-Crusted Potatoes
1 1/2 pounds Baby Potatoes
3 cups Kosher Salt
3 egg Whites
1 1/2 Tbsp Rosemary
1/2 Tbsp Thyme
1 Tbsp Whole Peppercorns
6 garlic cloves, peeled
4 Tbsp Butter, melted
Preheat oven to 400.
In a large bowl mix together salt,rosemary,thyme and peppercorns. Add egg whites and mix thoroughly.
In a 2 3/4 qt or other smaller baking dish, add the potatoes and garlic.
Dump the salt over the potatoes and pat firmly down. Make sure all of the potatoes are covered.
Bake uncovered for 1 hour.
The salt crust will be very hard. Use and ice pick and a hammer to break through it. Dig out the potatoes and dust off any excess salt.
Toss the potatoes in the melted butter to make them happy!

Comments

  1. 1

    These are delicious! My Dad loves making potatoes this way although my Mom is not a fan, but that still doesn't stop him. I personally think they are fantastic and am willing to tell him that you are the genius behind this invention.

  2. 2
    Mini Baker says:

    so crazy…. i made some potatoes almost identical to these tonights!
    -mini

  3. 3
    Jenn @ BentoForKidlet says:

    Well, I had never heard of salt crusted potatoes before! They look delicious. That Mr.Google is such a know-it-all

  4. 4

    If it makes you feel better I hadn't heard of them either. ;) They look wicked good though!

  5. 5
    Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} says:

    YUM!
    I love potatoes :)

  6. 6
    JDaniel4's Mom says:
  7. 7

    OMG! Are you kidding with this?! They look amazing. My family will surely enjoy them. BTW…I think you are a genius! I always think I'm "something else" in the kitchen, then I come here and, well, I don't have those thoughts anymore! Deflated. :)Have a great day!!

  8. 8
    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    Those look good Leslie. And in my book you are a Genius!

  9. 9
    likeschocolate says:

    Sounds like heaven to me!

  10. 10
    cookies and cups says:

    damn that google! It has done that to me on so many occasions! Thought I had the most genius idea ever making ghost cupcakes…not so much.
    dream crusher :)

  11. 11

    I've never made anything salt crusted before, but these look so good! I've been on a potato kick lately, trying new cooking methods. I'll have to give these a try!

  12. 12

    Your a genius Les! I usually Scrub mine and then put a little salt and pepppa on em and then shove the little suckers in the oven and bake em and they taste great but you always elevate everything to the next level!

    LOVE you Momma!
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    Leslie Loves Veggies
    http://www.leslielovesveggies.net/

  13. 13

    mmm we love our potatoes this way, but just so you feel better I'll pretend I've never heard of it.

  14. 14

    so instead of sitting down with a bowl of popcorn you could sit down with a bowl of salt-crusted potatoes? right? I mean as long as there is a bowl of butter for dipping.

  15. 15

    You are still a genius, though, because you thought of it on your own! Google just proves that great minds think alike ;). They look sooo good. I love salt, especially these days!

  16. 16

    what is this google of which you speak? it sounds silly. :)
    the potatoes look AWESOME. salt and butter are my two favorite condiments, so you know i'm happy.:)

  17. 17

    I love salt and potatoes so this recipes is calling my name! They look fantastic Leslie.

  18. 18

    I have seen this done with meat before but never taters. They look oh so delish, I would love to give them a try.

  19. 19

    we always coat ours with salt when baking on grill or in microwave. they ALWAYS come out more fluffy and taste a whole lot better!

    and I didn't get that from google, but from an old julia child cookbook!

  20. 20

    Ohhhh yumm! I hate that about Google, KNOW IT ALL! LMAO I've done that too, thought I had this great idea and then was shot down by the Googleman. Oh well. They look fabulous anyway and I discovered them from YOU! :) Stumbling!

  21. 21

    these look wonderful. i bet the salt adds so much flavor to these!

  22. 22

    I hate that! Every time I have a good idea I discover that everyone since the time of Noah has been doing it but no one told me. These look wonderful and if I ever make them I will credit them as your spuds!

  23. 23
    Diana's Cocina says:

    Leslie these looks delih! My problem would be i would eat all of them!!

  24. 24

    Done this with a standing rib roast and it is fantastic!

  25. 25
    pigpigscorner says:

    wow salt crusted and tossed in butter! yum yum!

  26. 26
    TheFitnessFreak says:

    Mmmmm, those look good! My kids and hubby will thoroughly enjoy these! Thanks Leslie : )

  27. 27

    I'm a potato lover and those look over the top delicious!

  28. 28

    Trust me when I say this: you ARE a genius! This looks divine. I never saw this recipe before and I have some years on you!
    Screw Google.

  29. 29

    Interesting…I like it!

  30. 30

    this looks sooooooo GOOD !
    i AM A POTATO FREAK…i could eat them everyday !!!

  31. 31

    These look fabulous especially after the butter coating.

  32. 32

    We will have to give these a go!

  33. 33

    Salt AND carbs? I'm SO in. Yum.

  34. 34

    yum. i do the same thing to my baby potatoes. with rosemary. so much easier than mashed potatoes. call me lazy. :) hehe

  35. 35
    WizzyTheStick says:

    I hate that Google. Every time I think that I have an original idea, I swear it just shoots me down.

  36. 36

    Darn that Google! I first had these in a tourist trap restaurant that is actually a boat. The restaurant offered really cheap lobster, but the potatoes are what caught my attention. I've been making them ever since. Yours look divine.

  37. 37

    Mmm. I make these too, aren't they heaven?

  38. 38
    Sweet and Savory says:

    Drat! Hubby can't have salt.

    If you are interested in a cookware giveaway…….

    http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2010/03/paula-deen-skillets-yes-giveaway.html

  39. 39
    tamilyn says:

    I'll still call you a genius! I'm a potato glutton, so I shall try these. Google be damned

  40. 40

    That's a cool recipe. I've never seen or heard of it before so in my book you get total credit! :)
    ~ingrid

  41. 41
    doggybloggy says:

    nice tater!

  42. 42
    oneordinaryday says:

    I love the whole idea of these. I've seen them around but haven't made them. Yet. You're inspiring me to add a big box of kosher salt to my grocery list.

  43. 43

    These are delish! I've been making them for the past 2 years. My daughter loves them. I add garlic salt and onion powder to the salt then coat them in olive oil.