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Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes
Inventory, 50 lbs : 99.40
This item was last sold on : 04/28/16
Russian Banana fingerling potatoes grow abundantly on short plants, each one creating a sizable harvest. Its skin is khaki-colored, waxy, exceptionally smooth, and so thin that it is rarely peeled. The Russian Banana fingerling has a full-bodied, buttery, and nutty flavor even when served plain. The Russian Banana fingerling has soft flesh that cooks to be fluffy in texture and golden in color. These medium-sized potatoes have a crescent-like shape and are generally 3 inches long and 1 inch in diameter.
Russian Banana fingerling potatoes are available year-round with a peak season in the late summer and early fall months.
Russian Banana fingerling potatoes are botanically classified as part of Solanum tuberosum, and are a member of the nightshade or Solanaceae family, along with eggplants, tobacco, and petunias. Russian Banana fingerling potatoes are slender potatoes with a wide range of culinary applications. They belong to the “fingerling” group of potatoes and the tuber’s slight curve and golden color earned the potato its fruity epithet. Russian Banana fingerling potatoes are the most commonly grown fingerling variety in the United States.
The Russian Banana fingerling potato is an excellent source of potassium and vitamin C. It also has a high starch content which refrigeration can undesirably convert to sugar. Therefore, it is best to store these potatoes in a cool dark place, such as a pantry, until use.
The Russian Banana fingerling potato’s rich flavor profile makes it a starring ingredient in a wide variety of recipes. It can be grilled, baked in the oven, steamed, pan fried or boiled on the stove top. Thanks to its thin shape, this potato cooks up in a short amount time regardless of preparation method, and once cooked it is so tender that it has even been used as a pizza topping. The Russian Banana fingerling potato is also known as a ‘salad potato’ because it holds its shape well when cooked. The Russian Banana fingerling potato shines in preparations that use butter, olive oil, and cream and pair well with fresh chives, onions, bacon, mayonnaise, tomatoes and meat dishes such as ham, brined chicken, and even fish.
Ever since the potato’s 18th-century introduction to the Baltics, it has played a key role in the region’s cuisine where it is most commonly eaten with pork. In Estonia, varieties such as Russian Banana fingerling may be served in a bean soup with cream or with pork and sauerkraut. Lithuanians serve it with sour cream and herrings, as well as in saltibarsciai, a cold beet soup enjoyed in the summer.
The birthplace of the potato is in the Andean mountains. Although they have been in cultivation for millennia, potatoes did not find themselves in Europe’s Baltic region until the 1700’s. It was there that the Russian Banana fingerling cultivar was developed. Russian sailors brought this small potato to North America via the ports of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and British Columbia. Once it arrived on the continent, it became a highly regarded and important staple in North American culture. Russian Banana fingerling potatoes prefer loamy to sandy soils and are semi-drought tolerant. A mid to late season variety the Russian Banana fingerling prefers full sun and can be grown as an annual or a perennial where the weather is permitting.
Recipes that include Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Bear Foods, Chelan WA
Washington, United States
About 26 days ago, 4/03/16
Spotter's comments : I spotted organic Russian Banana and mixed Fingerling Potatoes at Bear Foods, Chelan WA!
Little Italy Mercato
Phil & Juany NobleNear San Diego, California, United States
Sage Mountain Farm
About 117 days ago, 1/02/16
Spotter's comments : Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes spotted at Little Italy Mercato.
Noe Valley Farmer's Market
Happy Boy FarmsNear San Francisco, California, United States
About 250 days ago, 8/22/15
Spotter's comments : Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes spotted at Noe Valley Farmer's Market. Wonderful organic fingerlings!
Suncoast Food Alliance Near Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
About 420 days ago, 3/06/15