Salzkartoffeln (Salted Potatoes)

Servings: Prep Time: 5 min.  Cook Time:  20 min.

Here's what you need:

  • 6-7 waxy potatoes - baby red-skinned, yukon gold, etc. Look for potatoes appx 2-3" across, about 3-4 per person. Scrub well, remove any eyes or imperfections. Do not peel!
  • appx 1/2 gallon water
  • 1/4 c. salt

No really, that's all you need. Oh, and a big pot.

Here's what you do:

  • Bring your water to a boil. Once boiling, add the salt and stir to dissolve. Stirring is very important to the life of your pans - don't skip it.
  • Carefully add your potatoes to the boiling water. Allow them to boil about 15-20 minutes. To test for doneness, pierce one of the larger potatoes with a fork or thin paring knife. If it goes in with little resistance, and slips off easily, it's done. Drain.
  • Optional: If you prefer peeled potatoes, allow them to cool a few minutes after draining. The skins will peel off easily.

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