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Fingerling Potatoes

Everyone has their favorite side dish, their favorite vegetable, or their favorite dessert. I love fingerling potatoes.

Sure, I love regular ol’ potatoes too but fingerling potatoes are the best! They are more like white yams in the texture of the meat so it’s a little more creamy tasting. So delicious!!! All the great taste of regular potatoes but with just enough of a difference to make you go “wow” when you bite into them. If you’ve never tried these little fingerling potatoes you definitely should! You won’t regret it, promise. To me potatoes are just the perfect “fall” food. There’s just something about them that always brings back memories of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and family meals at home cooked by mom. Potatoes are great other times of the year too but fall is my favorite. Sometimes it’s tricky to come up with a good solid side dish that will go well with whatever I’m making. These fingerling potatoes are a great addition to practically any meal! Don’t be skeptical about using dill, it really makes the dish so much better. Easy to make AND delicious! These potatoes are a favorite in our house and I think they will be in yours too!

What Do Fingerling Potatoes Taste Like?

Fingerling potatoes have a flavor that is mild, nutty and earthy, and their texture is firm and moist. 

What Can You Substitute For Fingerling Potatoes?

If you cannot find fingerling potatoes, new potatoes are a comparable substitute.

Does Kosher Salt Taste Different Than Table Salt?

Kosher salt has a different texture than table salt.

But, when Kosher salt is dissolved into the food, the flavor is the same as table salt.

Fingerling Potatoes

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Fingerling Potatoes

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Everyone has their favorite side dish, their favorite vegetable, or their favorite dessert. I love fingerling potatoes.


Recipe By Ina Garten

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 pounds fingerling potatoes rinsed but not peeled
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


  • Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed pot.
  • Add the whole potatoes, salt, and pepper, and toss well.
  • Cover the pot tightly and cook over low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are just tender when tested with a small knife.
  • From time to time, shake the pot without removing the lid to prevent the bottom potatoes from burning.
  • Turn off the heat and allow the potatoes to steam for another 5 minutes. Don't overcook.
  • Toss with the dill, and serve hot.


left overs can be refrigerated for 3-4 days
Nutrition Facts
Fingerling Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (3 oz.)
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 394mg17%
Potassium 399mg11%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 119IU2%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • Sounds delicious and so easy!

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  • Oh, we are going to try these. Simple but delicious.

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