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salt baked potatoes german potato salad

Salt-Baked Potatoes

  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 55 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 - 3 Servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A delicious variation on German potato salad, these salt-baked potatoes are absolutely perfect dressed with a tangy, vinegary herb dressing. See the cook-along video here




  • 1 kg baby potatoes

Salt mixture

  • 1 kg table salt
  • 12 egg whites or 5060ml aquafaba
  • 3 sprigs of thyme

Dressing for salt-baked potatoes

  • half a red onion, finely diced
  • drizzle of vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • a small handful of parsley, finely chopped


Salt-baked potatoes

  1. Start by pouring the salt into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the thyme and egg whites and mix together, you are looking for the texture of wet sand.
  3. Place half the mixture into a baking tray and pat down. Add the potatoes so they fit snugly on top of the salt.
  4. Cover the potatoes with the remaining salt mixture.
  5. Bake in the air fryer at 175 degrees C for 45 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, use a rolling pin to crack the salt crust, and carefully remove the hot potatoes.
  7. Serve the potatoes with butter (or a vegan-friendly alternative) or toss them in our piquant dressing below for a real treat.


  1. While the potatoes cook, add the diced onions to the white wine vinegar and set aside to pickle.
  2. Once the potatoes are cooked and removed from the crust, whisk in the rest of the ingredients, except for the parsley.
  3. Toss the warm potatoes in the dressing, spoon into a serving dish and finish with fresh parsley.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: German-inspired


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 369.86kcal
  • Sugar: 2.82g
  • Sodium: 1629.34mg
  • Fat: 8.58g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.13g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6.73g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.06g
  • Fiber: 3.79g
  • Protein: 10.01g
  • Cholesterol: 0.29mg

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