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Wrinkled and salty outside, tender and creamy inside

Salt-Crusted Potatoes (Papas Arrugadas)

Appears in March-April 2018

45 minutes

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Salt-Crusted Potatoes (Papas Arrugadas)

It's best to use whole small, lower-starch potatoes, such as fingerlings or Yukon Golds that are 1 to 1½ inches in diameter. Larger potatoes that have been cut into chunks won't work. Serve the potatoes with the garlicky, lightly spicy mojo picón and the herbal and cooling mojo verde.

6

Servings

Tip

Don’t peel the potatoes before cooking. The skins hold the potatoes together and form a wrinkly outer layer, a defining characteristic of papas arrugadas. Don’t reduce the amount of salt; the full amount is needed to form the salt crust on the potatoes. The interiors won't taste overseasoned.

45 minutes

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