Saturday, February 18, 2017

Fingerling Potatoes: What Are They and How Do I Cook Them?

Fingerling potatoes are what I like to call “designer potatoes.”  They’re cute, have a certain style to them and are available in gold, red and dark purple.  Because of their size—think of chubby fingers—they cook quickly.  Boil them for about 10-12 minutes, or until easily pierced with a knife.  Or drizzle them with oil and roast them in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-5 minutes.  Don’t bother peeling them because their varied colors add to the final presentation.

Not all grocery stores sell fingerlings, and when they do they’re likely to be prepacked in 1-to-2-pound bags.