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Salt Crusted Potatoes - Papa Salada Recipe
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Salt Crusted Potatoes - Papa Salada

Salt Crusted Potatoes, known as Papa Salada, are boiled in a salty brine till a delectably creamy potato emerges coated in a crust of salt!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 1 min
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Colombian
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 lbs Baby Potatoes
  • ½ cup kosher salt not table salt
  • Sour cream for serving


  • Place water and salt in a large pot and stir to dissolve.
  • Add potatoes and ensure there is enough water to cover.
  • Bring to a boil and let cook until all of the water evaporates out.
  • Optional: If they are too salty for your family's taste, you can rinse them to remove some salt.
  • Serve with sour cream.


I learned of this recipe on Food Network, however the actual recipe is inspired from Serious Eats.