Salt Potatoes

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by pops6927, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    These originated in Syracuse NY, (Salt City) made famous by Hinderwadel's. Basically it's just 4 lbs. of small white potatoes (red will work too) that are 1 1/2" or so plus 1 lb. of salt. Boil your water with the salt, then drop in potatoes and boil until tender, skin on and all. Drain, and they'll have a whitish coating from the salt. Split and butter and pepper and you've got a dish of wonderful spuds!
     
  2. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love salt potatoes. Any leftovers will make killer home fries!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  3. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    we had a neighbor for about a year that made these things, he was from somwhere in newyork but said he could'nt hack the country, so he moved.
    we would eat them whole

    thanks for remindin me
     
  4. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Didn't know that they were a local thing , thought everyone new about Salt Potatoes [​IMG]
    And yes , We got so much that we spread it on the roads in the winter. Only takes a few years here for a car to start rusting out [​IMG]
     
  5. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hinderwadels is within crawling distance of mi casa! Actually have probly crawled home from a few of their famous clam bakes a time or two. Love those salt potatos. Not many outdoor grilling/smoking events happening without salt potatos.
    1894.....I have many cars that resemble the ole rust buckets!!
     
  6. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pops - I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this post. A good friend of mine that lived in Syracuse brought me back a bag of salt potatoes one year and they were fantastic!! I've tried to duplicate with little red potatoes but maybe didn't have enough salt. Thanks for providing the salt measurement, I'm definitely going to try these again!!
     
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you for the recipe Pops!
    DINGLE was telling me about these things the other day. I had never heard of them. Will definately give these a try.
     
  8. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Like 1894 I was not aware that these were local to our area. I hafta chuckle when people (Cowgirl) have never heard of them. I know there are a lot of things I have never heard of either(like cow fries!)
     
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    DINGLE...cows do not have fries....bulls do.[​IMG] Sorry, couldn't resist! lol
     
  10. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That one hurt! Nice one Cowgirl
     
  11. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm sorry!!!
     
  12. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Its all good ;-)!
     
  13. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds interesting, I will try this. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE.............
     
  14. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Pops... I assume Kosher or sea salt? Or does it matter? Sounds really good! Sigh..I like my salt too much.
     
  15. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

  16. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmm, those sound good too V, thanks!!
     
  17. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Phil
     
  18. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Real cute Phil!
     
  19. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Any kinda salt you want will do just fine! Hinderwadel's always included a polybag of 1lb. of regular table salt, but I usually use Kosher myself, it's sweeter. Tried Kosher in my chicken breading and it gave it a speckled look outta the deepfry.. like little salt explosions all over it! I liked it but the wife didn't.
    ....(never did it again.. haha)
     
  20. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    goin' on 37 years of marraige on two little words...

    "Yes Dear"...
    (Nope, not "I do.." hahah!)
     

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