Crispy Salt & Vinegar Potatoes


Crispy Salt & Vinegar Potatoes!

We haven’t spent much time on side dishes around here but they are a great place to experiment or to spruce up a dinner that you make regularly.

For example, take your favorite good old Oven Roasted Chicken recipe and add some new sides like Glazed CarrotsGreen Beans, or these Salt & Vinegar Potatoes.

I’ve made these a couple of times and they are equally at home with beef, pork, chicken, or even fish.

Honestly, it’s pretty hard to go wrong with a good, crispy potato anytime. These boil in a vinegar and water combo that give them extra zip and flavor.

Think of salt & vinegar chips and you’ll quickly understand why this is a great idea.

Here’s what you need:

Crispy Salt & Vinegar Potatoes Ingredients

Baby Potatoes, Vinegar, Butter, Green Onion, Salt & Pepper.

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I have 2 pounds of baby Yukon Gold potatoes but any small potatoes will do.

Cut the potatoes in half and place them in a large pot with 1 cup of white vinegar. Fill the pan up with water to cover the top of the potatoes by about 1 inch.

Bring the pot to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to medium and cook until the potatoes are fork tender but not falling apart, about 15 minutes.


Drain the potatoes and then blot them dry with paper towels.

Drying is an essential step to crispy potatoes.


Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in a large skillet. When the butter is foamy, add the potatoes and try to position them cut side down (unlike what you see here) in the pan.

The cut side, or flat side of the potato is where you will get the highest crisp factor so it’s worth your time to use tongs to flip them over.


Cook the potatoes tossing them occasionally until they are golden brown and crispy on both sides, about 8 minutes.


Place them in a serving bowl and drizzle the warm potatoes with an additional 2 Tablespoons of vinegar. Season with coarsely ground black pepper, flaky salt such as sea salt or fleur de sel, and top them with some chopped green onions.

You could also switch this up and add chopped fresh dill or rosemary instead of the onion tops.

Crispy Salt & Vinegar Potatoes

The last time I made them, I drizzled them with a little bit of Trader Joe’s Balsamic Vinegar Reduction…Extra rich and really good.

Simple and quick and extra tasty!

Here’s the recipe:  Adapted from Bon Appétit

Crispy Salt & Vinegar Potatoes

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5 Responses

  1. This is right up my potato alley. I love salt/vinegar chips….I can eat those until my lips shrivel up and I’m at the point of dehydration! These are making me crave potatoes and it’s only 10am.

  2. The Ultimate Side Dish!!! We Germans love our potatoes! And our vinegar! Will make this one for sure! Just the potatoes and a couple of fried eggs sunnyside up will make a scrumptious little meal for me!!!

  3. We all loved it. The bowl went round and round until we negotiated over the last pieces. VERY fish and chippy, much to our delight.

    1. I completely understand. Whenever I make these, I have to estimate how many potatoes I will want and take them ALL the first time I have the opportunity or the bowl never comes back my way with potatoes still in it. This is especially pathetic when you consider that there are only 2 of us (usually) at the table. 🙂

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