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Red Thumb Fingerling Potatoes
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The Red Thumb fingerling potato is tubular in shape and measures 6 to 7 centimeters in length. The skin of the Red Thumb is ruby red and semi-smooth. Its flesh, marbled with pink and creamy white coloring, is waxy, firm, and has a buttery taste.
Red Thumb fingerling potatoes are available year-round.
Red Thumb fingerling potatoes, botanically classified as Solanum tuberosum, are one of the hundreds of varieties of red potatoes. Their fingerling status simply defines them as a cultivar of potatoes that naturally grow to a small and slightly cylindrical shape and size. They are a late-season variety that is highly regarded for their uniform size, disease resistance, and storage qualities.
Red Thumb fingerling potatoes contain iron, vitamin C, zinc, copper, potassium, and fiber.
Red Thumb fingerling potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as roasting, grilling, steaming, boiling, and frying. They can be used halved or whole along with other fingerlings to make a roasted potato medley, or they can be steamed, smashed slightly, and then baked. Like many fingerlings, the Red Thumb holds its shape when cooked and makes an excellent salad potato. Store Red Thumb fingerlings in a cool, dry location and use within one to two weeks.
Red Thumb fingerling potatoes were 1 of 5 varieties of potatoes planted in the White House kitchen garden by First Lady Michelle Obama and volunteer Girl Scouts in 2012. The garden planting was a part of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign which focuses on encouraging exercise and healthy eating among school-aged children.
Red potatoes are believed to have originated in Peru. The Red Thumb fingerling is a modern variety that is said to resemble some of these original Red potato cultivars. Red Thumb fingerling potatoes can be found in home gardens, specialty grocers, and farmers markets in North America, South America, and Europe.
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|Kensington Cafe||San Diego CA||619-640-0494|
|The Oceanaire Seafood Room||San Diego CA||619-858-2277|
Recipes that include Red Thumb Fingerling Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.