Salt Roasted Potatoes

Salt roasting is a simple and flavor boosting cooking technique. These delicately flavored potatoes are buttery with perfectly crisp skin. A must try!


  • 6 red potatoes
  • 4 cups coarse sea salt
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Pour 2 cups of the salt into a cast iron skillet or other oven proof skillet. Add the potatoes to the pan, wiggling them into place, in a single layer and a few inches apart from each other. Pour the remaining 2 cups of salt over and around the potatoes. Scatter the rosemary sprigs around the potatoes. Bake for about 45 minutes (depending on size) until a knife can enter the potato without any resistance. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

2. Brush remaining salt off of potatoes, being careful not to tear skin. Season with freshly ground black pepper and drizzle with olive oil.

Serves 4-6

Emily Jacobs is a Santa Barbara City College culinary school graduate and food blogger. See for more.

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