Potatoes Baked in Salt Crust

From issue #4.
Photography by Photography by Nick Tresidder.
Potatoes Baked in Salt Crust

Serves: 6


1.5 kilos small waxy potatoes, well scrubbed
extra virgin olive oil 1 kilo rock salt
few sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 cup flour
1⁄2 cup water


Preheat the oven to 180oC.
Heat a little olive oil in a large (approximately 28cm) oven-proof sauté pan and quickly brown the potatoes.
Combine the rock salt, rosemary, flour and water. Spoon this over the potatoes, and press it in well.

Bake the potatoes for one hour.

Remove from the oven and invert onto a bread board. It will all stay together in one piece.
Simply pick the potatoes out, brush off any salt and eat them up!
Serves 6