Salted Jersey Royals Recipe With Crab and Chilli Dip

Salt-crusted Jersey Royals with crab and chilli dip

  • serves 2-3
  • Easy

These make a great starter or snack to serve with drinks. They are salty as you’d expect, so don’t cut any of the potato up as they will absorb more salt.



  • small Jersey Royals 400g, whole 
  • white crab meat 100g
  • cherry tomatoes 6, finely chopped
  • spring onions 1, finely chopped
  • red chilli ½, finely chopped
  • coriander a handful, chopped
  • lime 1, zested and juiced
  • olive oil


  • Step 1

    Put the potatoes in a single layer in a deep frying pan with 2 tbsp salt and enough water to cover them, then bring to a simmer and keep cooking for about 30-40 minutes, or until the water has evaporated. (Roll the potatoes around occasionally to make sure they’re cooked throughout.)

  • Step 2

    Mix the crab meat with the remaining ingredients and add enough oil to make it spoonable. Serve the potatoes in a pile and give each person a small bowl of the dip.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 278
  • Fat 8.1g
  • Saturates 1.3g
  • Carbs 36g
  • Fibre 3.8g
  • Protein 13.4g
  • Salt 5.7g