Alaskan Fingerling Potatoes
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Alaskan fingerling potatoes are small in size and have a slender, oblong, knobby, finger-like shape. The thin, bumpy, skin is not uniform and is pink to rusty-brown in color with yellow to light tan spots. There are also a few deep-set eyes scattered across the surface. The flesh is golden yellow, firm, slippery, and dense. When cooked, Alaskan fingerling potatoes have a creamy texture with earthy flavors and a slightly sweet finish.
Alaskan fingerling potatoes are available year-round.
Alaskan fingerling potatoes, botanically classified as Solanum tuberosum, are a part of the heritage variety and are members of the Solanaceae, or nightshade family. Also known as Magic Myrna, Alaskan fingerling potatoes are a relatively new cultivar and are known for their sweet flavor which is reminiscent of the sweet potato.
Alaskan fingerling potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, and antioxidants.
Alaskan fingerling potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as boiling, steaming, and sautéing. They are most popularly roasted as they develop a firm and buttery consistency, but they can also be roasted and smashed for a crunchier side dish. Alaskan fingerling potatoes can be used in soups, stews, hashes, and for Hasselback recipes. Alaskan fingerling potatoes pair well with pork, roasted chicken, bacon, lemon, rosemary, carrots, aioli, dandelion greens, thyme, leeks, and shallots. They will keep up to two weeks when stored in a cool, dry, and dark place, but they are not suitable for long-term storage.
Alaskan fingerling potatoes are just one of the many varieties that are grown in Alaska. Potatoes continue to be ranked as one of the top five crops in Alaska. According to the Anchorage Heritage Garden, which was established in 2014, Alaska has a diverse climate that can successfully grow several thousand varieties of potatoes that are found from around the world. There is even a Potato Lovers Bash that is held in Anchorage each February that celebrates specialty varieties and introduces them to consumers to research which varieties are the most popular.
Alaskan fingerling potatoes, also known as Magic Myrna, were developed in Alaska by potato disease control specialist, Bill Campbell. He produced many tubers for the Alaska Certified Seed Potato Growers and named the variety after his wife, Myrna. Alaskan fingerling potatoes can also be found at Weiser Family Farms near Bakersfield, CA and in local farmers markets across the United States.
Recipes that include Alaskan Fingerling Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.