FRIED POTATOES WITH SVANETIAN SALT

In this recipe we show how to make fried potatoes flavored with herbs and Svanetian salt. Svanetian salt (Georgian: სვანური მარილი), from Svaneti region in the mountainous north-western part of Georgia, has a unique fragrance and taste and is traditionally used as a flavoring for a variety of meat, fish, potato and soup dishes as well as a condiment instead of table salt. The salt mixture is handmade.

Fried Potatoes with Svanetian Salt

Ingredients: 1 kilo of potatoes, 20 grams of fresh parsley, 20 grams of fresh purple basil, and 8 tbs of oil.

Ingredients (Svanetian Salt): 2 heaped tbs of dried coriander, 1 heaped tbs of dried dill, 1 heaped tbs of blue fenugreek, 1 heaped tbs of dried red pepper, 1 heaped tbs of marigold, half tbs of dried caraway. 6 and a half heaped tbs of coarse white salt and 100 grams of garlic.

Ingredients for Svanetian Salt

Preparation (Svanetian Salt): Add 2 heaped tbs of dried coriander, 1 heaped tbs of dried dill, 1 heaped tbs of blue fenugreek, 1 heaped tbs of dried red pepper, 1 heaped tbs of marigold, half tbs of dried caraway. 6 and a half heaped tbs of coarse white salt to a dish. Use a spoon to thoroughly mix all of the ingredients.

Mixing Ingredients for Svanetian Salt

The mixed ingredients should look like the picture below.

Using a Spoon to Mix Ingredients for Svanetian Salt

Remove skins from the garlic and crush the cloves.

Crushing Garlic for Svanetian Salt

Add the crushed garlic to the mixture.

Adding Garlic to Svanetian Salt Ingredients

Use your fingers to mix the crushed garlic with the other ingredients.

Mixing Svanetian Salt Ingredients by Hand

The mixed ingredients will feel a little moist and should look like the picture below. You will not need all of the Svanetian salt for this recipe and any leftover can be stored in a dry, cool place in a glass jar that has an airtight seal.

Svanetian Salt

Preparation (fried potatoes): Wash, peel and cut the potatoes and add to a pan containing 8 tbs of hot oil.

Frying Potatoes - Copy

Fry the potatoes until they are golden brown.

Fried Potatoes

Add 1-2 tbs of the Svanetian salt to the fried potatoes and mix thoroughly.

Add the Svanetian Salt to the fried potatoes - Copy

Chop the parsley and purple basil and add to the fried potatoes. Stir and serve.

Adding Herbs

Serving: Serve hot.

Fried Potatoes with Svanetian Salt ready to serve

Enjoy your Fried Potatoes with Svanetian Salt!

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