What Makes Syracuse Salt Potatoes Unique

Upstate New York has it all. Buffalo boasts beef on weck, Rochester dishes out garbage plates, and, to the east, Syracuse offers salt potatoes. Yes...

December 3, 2022
9:22 PM

Upstate New York has it all. Buffalo boasts beef on weck, Rochester dishes out garbage plates, and, to the east, Syracuse offers salt potatoes. Yes, the city's claim to fame is a salty version of the classic, basic starch. Salt potatoes may not be the most glamorous of regional foods, but Syracuse has turned them into a cultural and culinary mainstay. And, of course, salt frequently appears alongside potatoes of all forms outside of Syracuse's Onondaga county. Whether you're making mashed potatoes, trying your hand at salt-baked potatoes, or adding a sprinkle of flaky sea salt to an already-baked batch, the seasoning is a tabletop essential.

Anna Staropoli