Amarosa Fingerling Potatoes
Inventory, lb : 217.98
This item was last sold on : 04/26/15
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Amarosa Potatoes are available during the winter months.
The Amarosa potato’s scientific name is Solanum tuberosum cv. Amarosa. Like tomatoes, eggplants, and petunias, the potato belongs to the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family. The Amarosa is a fingerling potato, thus named because of its narrow, finger-like shape. This gorgeous potato is harvested in the late summer and bears prolifically, producing as many as 30 potatoes per plant.
A small fingerling potato with smooth, deep-red skin, Amarosa has red flesh also and when sliced looks like pepperoni. The tasty tubers retain their color even as they are baked, fried or cooked. Amarosa fingerling potatoes have a sweet and creamy flavor which is all the more satisfying due to its unique hue.
Like all potatoes, the Amarosa is high in potassium, iron, and vitamins C and B6. Its bright color makes its skin and flesh especially rich in anti-oxidants.
The Amarosa potato’s brilliant pink shades hold up beautifully when cooked, so no matter how they are prepared they’re sure to offer up a memorable presentation. They are delicious in a variety of different dishes and can be baked, roasted, and grilled. They can also be boiled, a convenient means of cooking due to the potato’s skinny size. These fingerlings also make great potato chips that are as tasty as they are attractive.
The Amarosa potato was developed by the Tri-State Potato Breeding Program. The states involved in this program are Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
Idaho, one of the states responsible for the creation of the Amarosa potato, has a long and storied relationship with the humble tuber. It was originally brought to the area now known as Idaho by Henry Harrington Spaulding, a Presbyterian missionary who wished to convert the Nez Pierce people to Christianity—and agriculture. He fervently tried to convince them to become farmers instead of hunter gatherers. The Nez Pierce did grow some potatoes and were eventually able to profit from them, trading their crop with pioneers for various goods. While the Nez Pierce did meet with some potato growing success, the crop didn’t being to be grown in large quantities until the arrival of Mormon settlers. For a long time the only potato grown in Idaho was the russet Burbank, but now around two dozen varieties of potatoes are commonly grown in the state.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Allure Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-236-0800|
|Real Food & Spirits||Solana Beach CA||858-793-7325|
|Catania La Jolla||La Jolla CA||619-295-3173|
|Harney Sushi Old Town||San Diego CA||619-295-3272|
|Florent||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|The Land & Water Company||Carlsbad CA||760-729-5263|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Gelato Vero Café||San Diego CA||619-295-9269|
|Ballast Point Restaruant - Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-298-2337|
|Plan 9 Alehouse||Escondido CA||760-489-8817|
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||619-990-0158|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|The Rose||San Diego CA||619-281-0718|
|Stake Chophouse & Bar||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
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|Baci||San Diego CA||619-275-2094|
|Neighbor's||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
|Terra Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-293-7088|
|Third Corner Encinitas||Encinitas CA||619-417-9251|
|Little Lion||San Diego CA||619-519-4079|
|Bottega Americano||San Diego CA||858-326-1588|
|Great News Cooking School||San Diego CA||888-478-2433|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|Gift Card Redeem||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Starlite||San Diego CA||619-358-9766|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|W San Diego Hotel||San Diego CA||619-398-3024|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
|Searsucker Downtown||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
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|Delicia's||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-8000|
|Stella Public House||San Diego CA||512-799-6462|
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|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|The Country Club Of Rancho Bernardo||San Diego CA||858-451-9100|
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|Solterra Winery +Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-230-2970|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Crush||Solana Beach CA||858-481-2787|
Recipes that include Amarosa Fingerling Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Damn Delicious||Fingerling Homefries|
|Umami Girl||Salt and Vinegar Broiled Fingerling Potatoes|
|Naturally Ella||Roasted Potato, Onion and Rosemary Crustless Quiche|
|For The Love of Cooking||Fingerling Potatoes with Caramelized Onion and Bacon|