Instant Pot Syracuse Salt Potatoes are a delicious potato side dish or appetizer. You can make this tasty Instant Pot potato recipe in under 30 minutes. Pressure cooker Syracuse Salt Potatoes are sure to become a family favorite side dish recipe!
Instant Pot Syracuse Salt Potatoes
This classic Syracuse salt potatoes recipe is super easy to make and is a favorite of more than just New Yorkers!
These baby potatoes are creamy and salty, but not too salty! They are a delicious side dish.
What Are Salt Potatoes?
Basically salt potatoes are whole, small new potatoes or baby potatoes that have been boiled in heavily salted water.
They are most often dipped in butter at the table. Their creamy texture is so enjoyable!
How to Make Instant Pot Syracuse Salt Potatoes
The cook time will vary a little based on the size of your potatoes. See recipe card for a guide.
Briefly drain the potatoes on a paper towel after pressure cooking them. They will dry quickly.
You will notice a white dusty appearance that is the dried salt. That’s exactly how they should look!
Serve the salt potatoes hot, with melted butter for dipping. Or you can pour the butter over them before serving, if you’d like.
These Syracuse salt potatoes have a wonderful creamy texture and a delicious flavor!
Where did Salt Potatoes Originate?
Salt potatoes originated in Syracuse, NY with the Irish salt Miners. In the 1800s, Irish salt miners would bring a bag of small, unpeeled, less than perfect potatoes to work each day.
At lunch time, they would boil the potatoes in the salt brine. It eventually caught on, and a local food staple was born!
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Instant Pot Syracuse Salt Potatoes are a delicious potato side dish or appetizer. You can make this tasty Instant Pot potato recipe in under 30 minutes.
- ¾ cup Salt (regular table salt)
- 7 cups Water, divided
- 2½ lbs Small New Potatoes (or Baby Potatoes) whole, unpeeled
- 4 Tbsp Melted Butter (for dipping)
Add the salt to the pressure cooker pot. Then add 2 cups of the water and stir to dissolve the salt.
Add the potatoes.
Pour in the rest of the water.
Close the lid and set the steam release knob to Sealing position.
Press the Pressure Cooker/Manual button, then the +/- button to select 8 minutes for baby potatoes, 9 minutes for small new potatoes, if they are larger than baby potatoes. High Pressure.
When the cook time ends, immediately turn the steam release knob to the Venting position and do a Quick Release of the pressure.
When the pin in the lid drops down, open the lid and remove the potatoes to a paper lined plate to drain and dry.
Melt the butter and serve with the potatoes for dipping. Alternatively, you can pour the butter over the potatoes.
You can double the recipe:
5 lbs potatoes, 1 cup salt, 8 to 9 cups water (enough to cover the potatoes by 1-2 inches.
Cook time: 10 minutes, High Pressure, QR
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My husband grew up in Syracuse and brought this tradition to our family. I look forward to trying them in my instant pot.
I make these salt potatoes a lot since finding this recipe!! They are even going to be our Christmas Dinner side dish. Thank you for sharing this recipe for my family to enjoy!!
Thank you, thank you. I am from upstate . Love shopping i in Syracuse. And love these potatoes. I never knew how to make them. Thank you, bless you.