Posts Tagged ‘Rose Finn Fingerling potato’

Garlicky Rose Finn Potatoes

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Frying Rose Finn Potatoes

Frying Rose Finn Potatoes

We love garlic. Noel plants over 100 cloves each year so we have lots of garlic to use all year. I don’t think a day goes by that we don’t eat some form of garlic and/or onions.

I got the idea for this recipe from making a vinaigrette, which starts with a smashed clove of garlic mixed with salt. I love the taste of raw garlic. Garlic gets sweeter when it’s cooked and if you’re not careful when sautéing, it can burn easily and get bitter.

The Rose Finn fingerling potatoes are narrow in diameter, usually around 1”, but they can be smaller or larger. This recipe works well when serving 2-3 people. Just scrub up a few potatoes and cut into ¼” slices to make 2-3 cups, or enough for a single layer to fit in your 10” or 12” frying pan. Preheat your pan to medium heat and pour in a layer of olive oil. Add the potatoes and fry for 10-15 minutes, turning once or twice, until browned and cooked through.

While the potatoes are frying, squeeze 1-2 cloves of garlic into a large mixing bowl and mix with ¼ teaspoon of salt. When potatoes are crispy, drain and toss into bowl with the prepared garlic paste. Mix thoroughly and EAT! If cooking for more than 2 or 3 people just roast your potatoes in a hot (425 degree oven) for 25-35 minutes and toss with a larger amount of garlic paste. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Rose Finn Fingerling Potatoes

Rose Finn Fingerling Potatoes

What’s this Moth Doing in My Potatoes?

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

This big guy showed up while I was down on my hands and knees digging potatoes.  It landed right in front of me and didn’t try to fly away when I picked it up.  It is a really pretty moth.  Almost the whole underwing is pink, and the moth shows off the bright color when its wings are open.  All the pictures I shot with the wings open are blurred because of the moth’s wingbeats, but I posted one anyway, just to show what it looks  like.

I thought it was a hummingbird moth, but until I did a search I did not know for sure.  It’s a White-lined Sphinx Moth – Hyles lineata. It’s common to Wisconsin and not usually a pest.   It’s called a hummingbird moth because it is very big and noisy when it flies and it sucks nectar from flowers with a long proboscis, kind of like a hummingbird.  I thought this one was injured because it didn’t seem to be able to fly, but when I set it on the sidewalk to try to get some more pictures, it revved up to take-off speed and cruised away.

After the moth adventure, I went back to digging potatoes and unearthed the balance of my reds and purples that I had started to harvest a few days ago.  I only planted one bed of spuds this year.  I usually do two.  I still got a nice mix of over 30 pounds of the Red Durango and Purple Adirondack potatoes and I still have about a third of a bed left to dig, which will be mostly Rose Finn Fingerlings.