Fingerling Potatoes Recipes

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Potato Timbale (Potato Cup Recipe) Recipe

Timbale means "drum" in French. Potato timbale is just a fancy name for a potato dish baked in a drum-shaped round mold. What I like about this dish is that it's very convenient when we host dinner parties because the servings are individual. Plus it makes a nice, appealing presentation.

Potatoes are par-boiled, sliced and placed in the shape of a round mold. Then, it's filled with whatever you like. I packed the potato cups with braised fennel, water chestnuts and blue cheese. This is what I call true comfort food if you want to serve a feast ("un repas de fête" in French) for Christmas.


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Mashed Purple Potatoes Recipe

Mashed Purple Potatoes

12.13.10 by Jackie

My husband Lulu and I are spending the holidays with my family and friends in Paris. We just arrived and have enjoyed our first couple of days in the City of Lights, despite the cold weather. The sights are wonderful, but the real treat is the wonderful products and ingredients that France has to offer. We went to an open air market this morning and brought back some Vitelotte potatoes.

You might know them as purple Peruvian fingerling potatoes, négresse or truffe de Chine. They are small-sized waxy potatoes, with a skinny and oblong shape. The flesh is dark-violet blue surrounded with a white rim. The texture is quite flour-y and have a different flavor than regular potatoes. I prepared them by boiling, mashing and then mixing the potatoes with butter, cream and milk. I flavored the mashed potatoes with blue cheese and dill. It was a delicious way to start our Parisian vacation!


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Fingerling Potato Salad Recipe Recipe

Fingerling Potato Salad Recipe

11.05.10 by Jackie

Fingerling potato salad is a very easy one-course lunch meal I throw together when I’m in a hurry. To make the dish, fingerling potatoes are steamed until softened. These would be great on their own, but to make it a complete meal I added crunchy Romaine lettuce, sliced celery and Persian cucumbers.

The vegetable salad is then mixed in a yogurt vinaigrette dressing, which remains very healthy without sacrificing flavor. I also added a few slices of smoked salmon on the side. The dish is light, but it still keeps me energized until dinner time. I could eat this salad every day.


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