A fingerling potato is a small, stubby, finger-shaped type of potato which may be any heritage potato cultivars. Fingerlings are varieties that naturally grow small and narrow. They are fully mature when harvested and are not to be confused with new potatoes. Popular fingerling potatoes include the yellow-skinned Russian Banana, the pink-skinned, yellow fleshed French Fingerling, the Purple Peruvian, and the Swedish Peanut Fingerling. Due to their size and greater expense compared to other potatoes, fingerlings are commonly either halved and roasted as a side dish or used in salads.
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The two most common purple-fleshed potatoes are Peruvian Blue,also called Purple Peruvian,with dark violet flesh that lightens somewhat when cooked,and All-Blue,with purple or reddish purple flesh that becomes lavender when cooked.
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Swedish Peanut Fingerling A dry golden-fleshed late season variety, grown by Swedish settlers in about 1900. Crescent shaped potatoes are great baked or roasted, they set and store well, and are ...
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Swedish Peanut Fingerling also has an interesting history. "This variety was brought to Alaska by Swedish Settlers in 1910–15, and was called Mandelpotatis," related Gerritsen. "I received seed for Swedish Peanut Fingerling from a friend, Bill ...