Easy to make with a buttery texture, these fingerling potatoes are simple yet elegant.
This dish is really easy to prepare with just a handful of ingredients. They’re baked until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
Best of all, they pair with almost anything so they’re a perfect way to round out a meal.
What are Fingerling Potatoes?
Fingerling potatoes are a unique heirloom potato with a long, stubby, and cylindrical shape, almost like a finger. Although they’re small and have delicate skin, they aren’t the same as new potatoes. They do not need to be peeled, and once baked, they’re crisp on the bottom with a soft buttery texture inside.
- They can be tossed with oil and the same seasonings you use on your usual roasted potatoes.
- Bake fingerling potatoes at a high temperature so they can brown; they’re tender so they don’t take that long to cook.
- These potatoes are less starchy than a typical baking potato and pair well with anything from a fancy roast lamb to a burger.
Ingredients & Variations
Potatoes – This recipe calls for smooth and delicate fingerling potatoes. If you can’t find them, use baby potatoes, new potatoes, or even Yukon gold cut into 1 ½” pieces.
Seasonings – Use what you have and what you love, almost anything goes! Rosemary, thyme, or chopped sage are all great in this recipe (dried or fresh). A sprinkle of fresh parsley before serving adds freshness and color.
Variations – Add some diced onion or extra herbs, or shake it up and add a carrot to the potatoes, or even Brussels.
How to Roast Fingerling Potatoes
- Cut potatoes in half lengthwise.
- Toss potatoes in a bowl with olive oil & spices.
- Place on a baking sheet & bake in the oven or air fryer (per recipe below).
Tips for Potato Perfection
Here are some tips to make the perfect potatoes:
- They’ll cook best if the potatoes are the same size (the really small ones can be left whole, extra large ones can be quartered).
- Line the pan with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
- Don’t crowd the potatoes. With a little space, they come out deliciously extra crispy.
- Use a hot oven (400°F) to get a nice browning on the potatoes.
- Try these fingerling potatoes with perfect pot roast, herb-crusted pork tenderloin, air fryer chicken parmesan, and air fryer steak.
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Oven Baked Fingerling Potatoes
- 1 pound fingerling potatoes cut in half lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves or 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese shredded
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a large bowl, combine potatoes, oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and thyme. Toss until evenly coated.
- Spread onto a baking sheet flat side down and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top, return to the oven and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown in color.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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