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Dec 29, 2010 10:21 PM

Belgian Potatoes?

Anyone know of a place that sells Bintjes?


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    1. re: A5 KOBE

      after i saw your post last night i gave it my best Chow & Google search efforts to see if i could dig up something for you...i came up with nada, and i figured there was no point in posting just to say "sorry, i've got nothin' for ya."

      but at least now you know you weren't being ignored ;)

      1. re: A5 KOBE

        I've not seen them. If it was me, I'd ask at Wiser family farms at one of their farmers markets. Don't think they grow them, but they might if enough people ask

        1. re: AAQjr

          It's actually Weiser Family Farms and they did indeed grow and sell this type of potato in the past at the Santa Monica Farmers Market (among others I'm sure). But it looks like it's not in their current crop rotation:

          1. re: Servorg

            phew! i checked the Weiser site the other night, and for a second there i thought you were going to say that they do have them right now and i missed them somehow ;)

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              They do a couple of other types that are similar to the Bintjes including the German Butterball (ending soon) and the King Edward (available in spring). They are still at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market.

              1. re: Servorg

                I usually go to the Sunday Hollywood FM and have not seen them. : /

                I'll check this Sunday though, maybe they have something with a similar flavor.

                1. re: A5 KOBE

                  I haven't seen them either. But sometimes farmers have things they sell only to restaurants or only bring in if you call in advance so it never hurts to ask.

      2. Bintjes are DUTCH my dear. They were made by crossing Munster and French potatoes. Done by a frysian dude.

        And forget the bintjes, of you want the real triple A Dutch potato, get Opperdoezer Ronde (the new ones are amazing)

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