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Any creative ideas for my small round boiling potatoes tonight?

linzertart Jan 7, 2008 02:13 PM

I've got a platefull of tiny potatoes I bought here in Mexico for dinner tonight. I have no idea what this variety is called in the states; here they're called, well, small potatoes. Brown skin, white flesh, round, about 1-2" diameter. Typically in Mexico you see them boiled or roasted whole with little flavoring, or, at one of our favorite taco joints, pickled (and VERY spicy).

Thoughts? I've got some yellow onion, tomato, garlic, cilantro, and cauliflower on hand also. In the pantry, olives, many varieties of cheeses. Crema and butter of course. A full range of dried herbs.

I'd really like to do something new and make the potato the star, if that's possible. Any ideas?

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  1. Sam Fujisaka RE: linzertart Jan 7, 2008 02:17 PM

    We have small yellows here in Colombia: par-boil and then roast with olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary. Can't go wrong.

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      chef4hire RE: linzertart Jan 7, 2008 02:33 PM

      the minute I read potatoes and cauliflower I thought curry

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        Kelli2006 RE: linzertart Jan 7, 2008 09:49 PM

        Warm German potato salad in my favorite way to use small potatoes.

        1. OldDog RE: linzertart Jan 7, 2008 09:55 PM

          Steam or boil, skins on. When tender but not quite done, flatten each to 1/2 inch or so, then deep fry in hot oil to brown well. Salt and eat.

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