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Fingerling Potatoes



Potatoes are a very important food and there are many types of it like fingerling potatoes, purple, red, yellow, etc. Potatoes are the fourth most popular crop in the planet following wheat, corn and rice. Potatoes are originated from South America and eventually spread through many other countries.

Potatoes are quite easy to cultivate and store. There are many varieties of them; each one with their particular characteristics. One of the most desired types is the fingerling potato.


The fingerling are a type of potato that grows way smaller than a normal potato. 

This potato has an elongated shape that makes it look like a finger. Like all other potatoes this type also has its origins from South America. These small potatoes produce more potatoes per seed than the normal counterparts and the growing process of these usually takes longer than the normal ones. The storage of fingerlings is done very similar to the regular potatoes which require a dark and cool storage area.


There are many sub varieties of this vegetable and they all are quite a delicacy. 

  • French fingerling
  • Rose finn apple (a small potato with rose skin)
  • Swedish peanut (a potato with a golden skin that tastes perfect when baked)
  • Russian banana (are ideal for creating potato salads) 
  • Purple Peruvian (a potato with a purple color)

Just like the normal variety you can find these in a wide array of different colors and textures. Some are waxy and white while others can be starchy and red but the culinary potential for this vegetable is limitless.


There are many people that believe that fingerling are the same as new potatoes. 

They are not the same; if you look at them they have similar size and appearance but new potatoes are small because they are not fully developed unlike the fingerling. Tasting both new and fingerling will immediately indicate you that the fingerling is fully mature by the way it tastes. The cooking time for them is way less than for the normal ones, less than 25 minutes.


Another benefit is the fact that they posses great flavor that can be brought out by boiling or baking them.










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