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Nov 22, 2013 10:22 AM

Ratte Potatoes in NYC?

After reading Joel Robuchon's Mashed Potato recipe (, I've wanted to cook them for my Thanksgiving dinner. However, the recipe calls for ratte potatoes, and I don't know where to find them. Sure, I can always substitute, but I'd prefer the real deal when doing it the first one.

Anybody know a place I can find them?

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  1. La Ratte. Union Square Greenmarket. Try Mountain Sweet Berry and Pfaffenroth, for starters. Weds and Saturdays. There are probably other stands that have them as well.

    5 Replies
    1. re: erica

      Union Square Greenmarket is probably the best source but I have seen them at Eli's, Fairway, and sometimes Garden of Eden.

      1. re: ratgirlagogo

        Fairway will probably have the best price- call the location you're going to first to check.
        And that recipe is awesome, be sure to have enough for leftovers!

      2. re: erica

        The ones from Mountain Sweet Berry are very good. Very easy to find, they almost only sell patatos:-)
        But their German Butterball are also very good (for everydays mashed potatos...)

        1. re: Kreis6

          The ratte he sells was a special request from Daniel Boulod. Good enough for Daniel...good enough for me.

          1. re: HououinKyouma

            Although it is no longer the season for fresh-dug potatoes, Pffaffenroth at USQ Greenmarket is excellent for various kinds of heirloom potatoes, including La Ratte. Prices lower than Mountain Sweet Berry, I think.