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Fingerling Gold Potato

Fingerling Gold Potato

Description

Fingerling potatoes, so named because they resemble fingers. These small, waxy, narrow, elongated potatoes typically range from 2 to 4 inches in length. Fingerling potatoes come in a variety of colors, from pale yellow to red to purple. Fingerlings have mild to nutty flavors. Some varieties of fingerlings are hundreds of years old. These potatoes cook more quickly than larger types, maintain their shape well when cooked, and generally create an aesthetically pleasing plating.

Applications/Techniques

Great for roasting, deep-frying, baking and grilling. Use in salads, gratins, and soups.

History

Some people confuse fingerling potatoes with new potatoes, which are young potatoes harvested before they fully mature. While young potatoes and fingerling potatoes share a small size and thin skins, fingerlings have a more complex flavor, and they are fully mature. Just as is the case with regular potatoes, fingerling potato farmers allow the green upper portion of the plant to die back before harvesting fingerling potatoes.

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