Salt Crusted Mini Potatoes are crusted with salt and olive oil and then baked until the outsides are crispy and the insides are perfectly creamy and tender. Salt Crusted Mini Potatoes make a great side dish for you meal. They are so good – my family loves them!
The theory is that the salt layer seals in steam, flavor, and the nutrients, plus tasting fantastic. The potatoes are cooked through what is effectively a combination of steaming and roasting, becoming infused with salt flavor – but not overly salty.
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Please check out my Petite Pork Roast dinner menu which includes these easy-to-make Salt Crusted Mini Potatoes.
- 20 small red potatoes*
- Olive oil, extra-virgin
- 2 to 3 tablespoons coarse salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a large rimmed baking sheet.
Clean and dry potatoes thoroughly with a towel. Prick potatoes with a fork.
Rub potato skins with olive oil.
Place coarse salt onto a small plate. Roll each potato lightly in the salt. Place potatoes on a prepared baking sheet.
Bake approximately 35 to 45 minutes or until done, turning at least once during baking. Remove from oven and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
* Because of their waxy texture, the flesh of red potatoes stays firm throughout the cooking process, whether they are being roasted or cooked in a stew. Their skin is thin and tender. Because of their size, small red potatoes are best cooked whole. Red potatoes are available all year. Photo from Specialty Produce.
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