Roasted Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes
I recently stopped at my favorite produce farm,
Nicolet Farms to see what was available.
What I found were these Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes.
Fingerling potatoes cook up super fast,
which makes them the ideal side dish for
a hurry up week day meal.
What are Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes?
A fingerling potato is a small, stubby finger-shaped type of potato,
which may be of any heritage potato cultivars.
Fingerling potatoes are available year round.
The Russian Banana Fingerling potato is a perennial fingerling late season producing variety.
Small in size and shaped similar to a banana, hence the name,
fingerlings are fully mature when harvested.
The Russian Banana Fingerling Potato is a small, slender and elongated tuber
which typically measures 2-3 inches long.
Russian Banana Fingerling potato has a thin pale burlap colored skin
with a creamy yellow-colored firm and waxy flesh.
It has a mild, earthy and nutty flavor.
I’m not sure if these “Russian” Banana Fingerling Potatoes…
are found in Russia, but you can find them at Nicolet Farms.
Nicolet Farms is a family owned “muck” farm located
on the southeastern border of the Nicolet National Forest.
Nicolet Farms grow just about every vegetable you can imagine:
From broccoli, carrots, corn, beets, onions, potatoes and specialty potatoes.
Specialty potaotes like: Yukon gold, red, blue and fingerlings.
They grow wheat, barley, oats and a limited quantity of organic vegetables.
They are located at: 11008 State Highway 64, Suring WI.
- 4 tablespoons
- 1 envelope
(dry) Italian seasoning mix
- 4 tablespoons
grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 large
- Peel fingerling potatoes, slice potatoes in half lengthwise, cut into medium chunks. Pour olive oil and rest of ingredients in ziplock baggie. Add potatoes and toss potatoes to coat.
- Place in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown and tender.