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Old 06-20-2005, 06:52 PM   #1
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Wink Which potato?

made some potato salad today and for the first time used a potato other than russets. I tried some Russian fingerling potatoes. I've always used russests as I don't care for the earthy taste most waxy potatoes have. I suppose it could be from cold storage, BUT!!! So, Which potato do you use for your potato salad.
These fingerlings are a beautiful yellow inside and have a sweet taste. Not overly sweet, but just nice and even a creamy sweet. Has anyone tried them? For the first time in a long time, I'm happy with the way the salad turned out and will hunt these little critters up again.
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:31 PM   #2
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I usually just use russets. No reason, just used to getting them.
I've not looked for the fingerling, and I wouldn't be surprised if this store doesn't have them, but, I will definately look Friday. Thanks Kadesma!
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:39 PM   #3
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Welcome Texas...

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Old 06-21-2005, 12:21 PM   #4
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Fingerlings I love to use but in terms of most often, then it would be New Red Potatoes.
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Old 06-21-2005, 12:28 PM   #5
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The UK's finest 'new' potato is, without a doubt, the Jersey Royal, which is grown on the Channel Islands (British islands, but nearer to France than the UK!) I love them - you don't even have to remove the skin, it just flakes away, it is so fine.

The only thing is that the season is quite short - so we're gluttons during the availability of the Jersey Royals!

When I can't get them I quite like Charlotte and some of the French salad potatoes like la ratte.

Here's the Jersey Royal website, it has a number of recipes which may interest some of the members here.
http://www.jerseyroyals.co.uk/
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for you input Ishbel..I enjoy your posts and find your recipes fascinating and ones I'd use without question.
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:02 PM   #7
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:16 PM   #8
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I'm with ironchef on the new red potatoes for potato salad. There is really no comparison IMHO.

Ishbel, I have never tried the jersey royal. I have never seen it around here. I will keep my eyes open and see what I can dig up. (Pun intentional, but not very funny. Sorry folks, long day so far!)
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:24 PM   #9
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I'm not sure if they export to Canada, Alix. BUT, if they do..... no matter how expensive (and they ARE expensive, even here) - you have to try them!
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:28 PM   #10
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I'll keep my eyes open. I suspect though that the only time I will get to try them is if I come to visit you at your "B&B".
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