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

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Over 300 Christmas Recipes and Ideas to Bring the Christmas Spirit
Keyword: fingerling potatoes, potatoes, sides
Calories: 670kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 100.4g | Protein: 13.6g | Cholesterol: 61.1mg | Fiber: 6.8g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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2 comments on “Fingerling Potatoes”

  1. Sounds delicious and so easy!

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