Salzkartoffeln

German Potato Side Dish

To make Salzkartoffeln, I generally use Yukon Gold. It is the closest kind of potato that I know in the US that reminds me of German potatoes.

It is a wonderful all-purpose potato with the perfect level of starch to hold its shape when boiled without skin.

Salzkartoffeln Recipe

German Potato Side Dish Salzkartoffeln

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: German
Servings: 3 portions
Author: Angela Schofield

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of firm potatoes i.e. Yukon Gold, Red Bliss, Carola, Inca Gold, Rose Gold etc.
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Cold water

Instructions

  • Wash the potatoes and then peel them.
  • Make sure you cut off any bad parts.
  • Rinse potatoes and cut into equal sized pieces to make sure they will cook evenly.
  • Add the potatoes to a medium sized pot.
  • Cover them with cold water and add the salt.
  • Put the lid on and bring to a boil, then lower to medium heat and boil for about 10 to 20 min.
  • Use the point of a sharp knife to check if they are done. Make sure you don´t overcook them.
  • Pour out the water and let them steam out in a strainer or directly in the pot.

Notes

Serving Tip: Salzkartoffeln are the perfect side for any meat dish, especially those with a great German sauce like Gulasch or Rouladen.
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