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Homemade Celery Salt-Crusted Baked Potatoes

March 11, 2012
3 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Makes 4
Author Notes

Homemade celery salt-crusted baked potatoes—simple things made special with a little extra care. —Amee

Test Kitchen Notes

I couldn't agree more with Amee’s assertion that simple things are made better with a little extra care. She’s nailed that concept here by quickly roasting celery leaves for a homemade celery salt that tastes way more of celery than any commercial brand I’ve sampled. I used a hot oven (450° F) to get a highly flavored, perfectly baked—crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside—potato. Using them for Buffalo chicken stuffed potato skins wouldn’t be a bad idea either. —cheese1227

What You'll Need
  • Leaves from one bunch of celery
  • Equal amount of salt to celery, judging by eye
  • 4 (1/2-pound) baking potatoes
  • 1 egg white
  1. Heat oven to 200 to 220° C (about 400 to 425° F).
  2. Pick the leaves from each celery stalk, hunt out the little leaves from down the centre also. Leave the stems aside for your usual recipes calling for celery. Put in a single layer on a baking sheet, then toast them in a hot oven for about 5 minutes. Bake until they have dehydrated and gone nice and crispy, but take them out before they have browned. This won't take long so do keep an eye.
  3. Remove from heat and cool completely. Scrunch up the leaves, using your fingers discard any that aren't crispy.
  4. Measure out an equal amount of salt to celery, judging by eye. Put in a jar and stir to mix evenly.
  5. Wash and dry potatoes, leave skin on. Prick potatoes all over with a fork. Lightly beat the egg white with a couple of spoons of water in a bowl. Pour your celery salt into another bowl. Roll potato in egg white, then in salt, coating the potato fully. Place on a baking sheet and transfer onto the centre rack in an oven. Bake for approximately 1-2 hrs depending on size. You should be able to pierce your potato all the way through with a knife when done. It should be soft with a crispy skin.
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3 Reviews

Andrea Y. February 28, 2021
I've been making this celery salt for years now, every time I buy a stalk of celery. I just keep it on the kitchen counter and sprinkle it on all sorts of things until it's gone.
Hilarybee April 3, 2013
Amee, this was really great. I procrastinated grocery shopping a few weeks ago, and on the eve of spring we were slammed with a snow storm. I had potatoes, a few (bad off) stalks of celery, pantry staples, etc. I was even out of butter. iPad to the rescue, trusting food52 to save me from myself. I didn't use egg white--I used olive oil because that was all that I had. I stuffed them with bits of left over bacon, peas, greek yogurt sauce.
cheese1227 March 13, 2012
I am definitely going to try this! What a great technique for spicing up a baked potato skin -- my favorite part!