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Kick-ass potatoes

All right, I don't usually do this here, but I've got a recipe I need to share. This is a great way to cook potatoes and it's extremely simple, but it sounds a little strange, so you'll just have to trust me.

First, get about two pounds of fingerling potatoes. If you can't find those, any really small potatoes should do. Next, put two quarts of water in a large pot. Add four cups of kosher salt to the water and stir. No, that is not a misprint. I said add four cups of kosher salt. Just do it, okay?

Now add the potatoes (they will float, of course) and bring to a boil. Cook the potatoes for about half an hour or until they're tender. Drain them into a colander and let them sit a few minutes before serving. You can serve them with butter, sour cream, or whatever you normally serve potatoes with, but I think they're extremely good just the way they are.

Just trust it before you call me crazy.


You're trying to kill us, aren't you? ;)

Four cups of kosher salt? To two pounds of pototoes? Four?!

Barry, did you have a rabbi inspect the potatoes first?

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