Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Over the past few weeks, I have been seeing fingerling potatoes again in grocery stores. I love these little potatoes. Fingerling potatoes have a creamy almost sweet flavor, that goes well with meat, poultry and fish. They’re a nice alternative to white, gold or red potatoes. They also cook up fast,
which makes them great for a quick, hurry up side dish or potato salad. Plus, they’re delicious. Roasted Fingerling Potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

roasted fingerling

Serve With

My favorite way to prepare fingerling potatoes is to roast them. Roasting brings out their mild and earthy flavor. Serve fingerlings as a side dish
with creamy blue cheese dressing. Roasted fingerling potatoes are great used as leftovers in an omelette, frittata, or in potato salad. So make extra!
roasted fingerlings

What is Fingerling?

A fingerling potato is a small, stubby, finger shaped type of potato, hence the name, fingerling potatoes. Fingerlings are varieties that naturally grow small and narrow. They are fully mature when harvested and are not to be confused with new potatoes. Popular fingerling potatoes include; the yellow skinned Russian Banana, the orange skinned French and the purple skinned Purple Peruvian. Fingerlings can be baked, broiled, boiled, fried, roasted, sauteed, grilled or mashed. Fingerlings are used as a side dish or in salads. Anyway you make these little beauties, they are delicious.

Sweet Potatoes

Thankfully, sweet potatoes are now also available in the “mini” variety. Like their multi colored cousins, mini sweet potatoes are super easy to prepare, are great as a side dish and left-over sweet potatoes can be used in the same way as regular mini potatoes. In fact, I would much rather have a baked mini sweet potato with butter, salt, pepper and a drizzle of pure maple syrup vs a regular potato, served with butter, salt and pepper.

 

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

If you love potatoes, you will most certainly love roasted fingerling potatoes.
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes
  • 1 small onion. sliced
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 to 6 sweet mini peppers, sliced in half, seeds removed
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons onion and herb seasoning blend
  • creamy blue cheese or salad dressing of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400º Wash and dry fingerling potatoes. Slice potatoes in half, lengthwise.
  • Place halved fingerling potatoes, sliced onion, mini peppers and garlic cloves on a baking sheet lined with foil. Sprinkle with seasoning blend. Drizzle with olive oil. Place in oven and roast for 20 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Remove from oven. Serve with creamy blue cheese salad dressing or dressing of your choice.
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Bacon Spinach Cheese and Potato Bake is a super delicious casserole to serve for brunch, lunch or dinner. Left-overs are fantastic too.

roasted fingerlings
roasted fingerlings
roasted fingerling
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