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Kipfler potatoes are long, narrow and have a cigar, finger-like shape. Their thin skin is light brown to dusty yellow with some shallow eyes, and its flesh is smooth and waxy with a golden yellow hue. When cooked, Kipfler potatoes offer a nutty and buttery taste with a creamy texture.
Kipfler potatoes are available year-round.
Kipfler potatoes, botanically classified as Solanum tuberosum ‘Kipfler,’ are also known as the German finger potato and the Austrian Crescent. There are a handful of varieties of the Kipfler potato such as the Kerkauer Kipfler from the Czech Republic and the Naglerner Kipfler from Germany. Kipfler potatoes are one of the favorite varieties in Australia today and are valued for their high yields and storage life.
Kipfler potatoes contain vitamin C, manganese, potassium, fiber, and copper.
Kipfler potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as baking, roasting, or boiling, but are not recommended for frying or mashing. Kipfler potatoes hold their shape well when cooked and make an excellent salad potato. Their shape holding ability also makes cooked potato slices a welcomed topping upon pizza and flatbreads. Kipfler potatoes pair well with shallots, capers, fennel, lemon, parsley, garlic, rosemary, dill, curry powder, duck fat, red meat, mayonnaise, and truffle oil. Kipfler potatoes will keep up to 3 weeks when stored in a cool, dry, and dark place.
The name of the Kipfler potato is of Austrian descent with “kipfel” translating to a croissant, appropriately given since the yellow potato resembles the popular pastry with its color, thin shape, curves, and sharp angles. In Austria, Kipfler potatoes have long been used in the traditional preparation of the potato mayonnaise salad, a traditional dish that has since carried over to Australia and is used in backyard bar-be-ques to special occasion meals.
Kipfler potatoes are believed to have originated in Austria, though their exact date of origin is unknown. The Kipfler potato is popular today in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany because they are commonly grown there. The Kipfler potato also spread to Australia, and though it is not common in the United States, it can still be found at select specialty stores and farmers markets.
Recipes that include Kipfler Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Taste||Warm Chorizo and Potato Salad|
|He Needs Food||Baked Kipflers in Mustard Cream|
|Live Blissful||Roasted Potatoes Two Ways with Cashew Coriander Sauce|