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Costco has fingerlings potatoes again! [moved from Home Cooking]

c oliver Dec 1, 2008 01:26 PM

We live in NoCal and our Costcos haven't had fingerling potatoes in months and months and I wasn't please about that :) We went today and they had them again. Maybe it's just going to be a seasonal thing. Just an fyi.

  1. jeniyo Dec 1, 2008 02:42 PM

    cool! but what else can i do with them besides roasting them with meats?

    i got some fingerlike purple taters and i am afraid of using such great stuff in curries. though it would look really cool...

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    1. re: jeniyo
      c oliver Dec 1, 2008 05:12 PM

      Here's been my go-to recipe for fingerlings for a year. Sometimes I don't add the final toppings. Sometimes I only use onions and not the peppers. AND it can be prepared ahead and reheated. It's so versatile and tastes great. It's why I'm so happy that I have an economical way to buy the fingerlings.

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        robert4444 Dec 2, 2008 04:58 AM

        Please share your recipe. I roast them or use them in a brussel sprout/pearl onion/bacon hash.

        1. re: robert4444
          c oliver Dec 2, 2008 06:51 AM

          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

          Oops, not the first time in my life I've forgotten to "paste." Just looking at the bag of potatoes makes me hungry.

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      The Old Gal Dec 1, 2008 06:06 PM

      I am not sure where in No. CA you live, but if you are anywhere near Sebastopol Andys usually has them. Potatoes do have a season; here it is late fall, into winter and late spring.

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      1. re: The Old Gal
        c oliver Dec 1, 2008 07:17 PM

        We're at Lake Tahoe which is more Reno than anywhere else. I looked at the label which cited both Houston and somewhere in Colorado. I love eating local and seasonal food but wish I could get fingerlings all year as I can most other potatoes.

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          The Old Gal Dec 7, 2008 07:02 AM

          You could probably grow them yourself most of the year. It is really not hard to do. You just need a deep pot, bucket, old garbage can.
          That's really eating local.

          1. re: The Old Gal
            c oliver Dec 7, 2008 07:52 AM

            That's a VERY interesting idea. We live in snow country but not usually ridiculously low temps. If I put something under an eave where it didn't get buried in feet of snow, do you think I could water occasionally? With temps in the teens and sometimes below, would I actually get growth? This is piqueing my curiosity. May have to do a test run. Let me know your thoughts please. And thanks.

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        falconress Dec 13, 2008 01:00 PM

        I just saw fingerling potatoes at Trader Joe's in Brooklyn (NY) yesterday, in case anyone's interested. Did not realize this is only a seasonal item.

        I've seen them in the past at Shoprite, so if this is indeed the season for them, maybe Shoprite has them now as well. I remember that because it seemed to be an unusual find at Shoprite :).

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