Bite-Size Potatoes O’Brien Recipe
We turned a beloved breakfast hash into a fun finger food. If you can’t find Broccolini, use broccoli and finely cut the stems. More than likely you have seen fingerling potatoes at the market, and may have even bought some to roast with other root vegetables, or boil for use in a potato salad. But have you wondered just what is a fingerling potato? Is it the same thing as a new potato, or a new variety of potato? Here is a quick Fingerling 101: Fingerlings are not new potatoes, which are simply immature potatoes that get thinned out early in the season in order to make room for the rest of the potatoes to mature. New potatoes are merely the baby version of any potato a farmer grows. Little fingerlings, however, are their own variety of potato, though they often get confused with new potatoes because they're small. Fingerlings are elongated in shape, about the size of a finger, with a delicate skin that does not need to be peeled before cooking. Fingerlings have a firm texture that holds up well in cooking, so try them roasted whole or boiled.