French Fingerling Potatoes
Inventory, 10 lbs : 0
This item was last sold on : 08/17/14
French fingerling potatoes are available year round.
The French fingerling is a petit, sleek and slender heirloom potato. Its rose colored skin is thin and smooth. Its flesh, a marbling of pink and ivory, is succulent, firm and waxy. It has a robust, earthy and buttery flavor when cooked. The entire potato is edible and the average size in length is 2 to 3 inches.
The predominant form of nutrition that all red-skinned potato varieties provides is carbohydrates. Regardless of speculation, the flesh and the skin contain equal amounts of nutrition.
The French fingerling is best suited to roasting and grilling and makes a perfect soup, stew and gratin ingredient.
The French fingerling potato has a history that eludes to folklore. Documentation records that the original seed came to America from Mark Fulford of Monroe, Maine. He went to a farm in France to buy a race horse. On his visit to this farm he discovered the French fingerling potato during a meal there. He remarked at its flavor and qualities. Though he was not allowed to individually return to United States with the actual potato seeds because of quarantine laws, he purchased the race horse and once the horse arrived at Mr. Fulford's home, a singular tuber was found in the bottom of the horse's feedbag (ie: the French fingerling's other common name: Nosebag). Thus, the "inadvertent" importation of the first French fingerling potatoes to America. The now, more widely known French fingerling potato variety, a cross of Vale and Rosa was released as a French cultivar in 1950 under the name Roseval.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
Recipes that include French Fingerling Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Fifteen Spatulas||Fingerling Potatoes with Dipping Aioli|
|Herbivoracious||Potatoes, Chanterelles, Shallots in Red Wine Sauce|
|Fat Free Vegan Kitchen||Fingerling Potatoes Braised with Smoked Paprika|
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