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May 2, 2014
New Potatoes

New potatoes are sometimes called creamers or fingerlings; they are a younger version of other varieties of potatoes. Because of their small size they stand up well to roasting and boiling. Buy these potatoes as you need them. Because of their thin skin these potatoes can spoil quickly. Keep them in a paper bag (never plastic) in a cool dark place like your pantry or basement for up to a week. Before cooking, make sure they're well-scrubbed, have smooth skin and no visible sprouts or green spots. You can peel them before cooking but I just scrub them well under running water and then cook them in their skins. These potatoes are delicious in potato salads and as a side dish along braised meats and roasts.