What are salt potatoes?

Salt Potatoes

Salt potatoes are a regional dish of Syracuse, New York, typically served in the summer when the young potatoes are first harvested. They are a staple food at fairs and barbecues. In the Central New York region where they are the most popular, potatoes specifically intended for salt potatoes can be purchased by the bag along with packages of salt.

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Salt Potatoes in Germany
... Sometimes potatoes are peeled before cooking this is called Salzkartoffeln and is used in many German dishes ... Sometimes potatoes are peeled after the cooking, this is called Pellkartoffeln and they are eaten with butter or quark cheese ...

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