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Syracuse Salt Potatoes on a green plate

Instant Pot Syracuse Salt Potatoes

Instant Pot Syracuse Salt Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker salt potatoes recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 198 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 3/4 cup Salt (regular table salt)
  • 7 cups Water, divided
  • 2 1/2 lbs Small New Potatoes (or Baby Potatoes) whole, unpeeled
  • 4 Tbsp Melted Butter (for dipping)


  1. Add the salt to the pressure cooker pot. Then add 2 cups of the water and stir to dissolve the salt.

  2. Add the potatoes.

  3. Pour in the rest of the water.

  4. Close the lid and set the steam release knob to Sealing position.

  5. 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.

  6. When the cook time ends, immediately turn the steam release knob to the Venting position and do a Quick Release of the pressure.

  7. When the pin in the lid drops down, open the lid and remove the potatoes to a paper lined plate to drain and dry.

  8. Melt the butter and serve with the potatoes for dipping. Alternatively, you can pour the butter over the potatoes.

Recipe Notes

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