In Season: Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

fingerlings-002A big basket of fingerling potatoes was at the farmers market over the weekend, and I thought my kids would love eating “fingers” as part of our Halloween celebration.  Fingerling potatoes, which we decided look like the crooked yellowy  fingers of a witch, make the perfect side dish for any meal. I served them alongside babyback ribs and we had a utensil-free, finger-licking dinner any kid would love.

To prepare them, I simply scrubbed them and sliced lengthwise.  Into a baking dish they went with some olive oil, salt and pepper.  I used the garlic-flavored I also used on my Grilled Garlic Potatoes, and considered adding some freshly chopped rosemary until I realized the bunch I had was looking a little haggard.  It’s just as well, because green flecks of any sort on food is typically a bit of a turn off for the kids, and this was supposed to be a fun meal for them.

I roasted them in the oven, right next to the ribs (I cheated and bought a pre-cooked, pre-sauced rack that only needed heating).  They were a big hit with the kids (and the grown-ups!) alike.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Serves 4

1 1/2 lbs fingerling potatoes (about 10), scrubbed and halved lengthwise

1 -2 tablespoons olive oil (flavored if desired)

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place all ingredients in a roasting pan and toss to combine.

Roast for approximately 30 minutes, or until fork tender and golden brown.

Serve hot.

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One Response to “In Season: Roasted Fingerling Potatoes”

  1. Carmela Tursi Hobbins Says:

    What a great way to get the kids to eat something good for them.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Halloween!

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