You're sure to fall in love with this "youngster" of the potato world.

News About New Potatoes
Make Southwest Twice-Baked New Potatoes for a fun mini-version of their bigger cousin. Add fresh parsley sprigs to your serving platter for a pop of color.
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What makes a potato "new?" Simply put, it's any kind that is harvested before it's fully matured. This makes for a smaller size; sweet, tender white flesh; and signature skins that are thin and waxy in texture. Because of the thin skin, it's okay to have a few bald spots. They're petite enough to cook whole and are ideal for salads because they retain their shape after cooking. Just remember to buy potatoes that are uniform in size so they cook evenly. You can store them in a dark, dry place for several weeks.

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"News About New Potatoes" is from the March 2006 issue of Southern Living.