i was wondering where i can get new potatoes? is it not in season? if it's not available, which potato can i substitute it with.. thanks!
There are lots of new potatoes at the farmer's market I go to in Long Beach. Depending on where you live, you can google la area farmer's markets and the list will pop up. I'm sure there's something going on around you in the next day or so. My market happens on Sunday mornings. I'm there every week!
At least two potato vendors every Saturday at the Pasadena FM, too. Actually, there are many varieties common in the regular grocery stores and Trader Joe's that work in new-potato recipes: White Rose is a favorite all-around "new"-type, and I can often find little ones; same with the little red guys. TJ has creamers and the yellow Dutch kind, both quite good. Still, a Farmer's Market will sell you some that haven't been out of the ground more than a day or two, and those are the very best. I usually pay $1.50-$2.00/lb.
Wednesday and Saturday Santa Monica farmers markets on Arizona is pretty consistant with new potatoes - usually three to four types - don't know what they are, but usually white, red, yellow, and sometimes purple as well. Also saw new potatoes at the Sunday Hollywood farmers market by the Cinerama Dome last month...
Don't know if these are "new" but I have recently discovered and fallen in love with purple potatoes. I have found them at Whole Foods and Ralph's.
If you want really small red potatos go to a Korean market. Koreans make them into a kimchi, so they usally carry them in produce.
I buy tiny tiny potatoes at the Hannam Chain Korean grocery store at 2740 W Olympic.
They are about 1/2 the size of a ping pong ball. They roast up amazingly well! They always have them.
In addition, the produce at that store is wonderful and very inexpensive. I bought the sweetest Gala apples ORGANIC for 99 cents a pound. Cauliflower is always half the price of Ralphs and fresh fresh fresh.
And don't overlook the fish area.
I love the place.
Trader Joe's carries a couple different varieties of new potatoes, including really tasty buttery yellow ones.