The day after Faith posted about Teeny Tiny New Potatoes with Lemon, I was at the Berkeley Bowl market and came across a bag of marble potatoes. I'd never seen them before! Marble potatoes are really any variety of potato that is dug up while still young and well, marble-sized.
I just love them because of their size and ease - they require almost no prep. I tried them boiled and roasted; in both scenarios, I didn't have to cut them up or anything, and they went straight from the storage box to the stove/oven to my plate, where I simply popped them in my mouth. How did they taste? Tender and flavorful! I love this - no chopping, slicing, or dicing. These little guys are ready to go, skins and all.
Recipes to Try:
Melted Raclette Cheese with Marble Potatoes and Purslane - Food Network
Curried Marble Potato Salad - Just Eat Food
Top Five Things To Do With Potatoes
Appetizer Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce
Try This: Salt-Roasted Potatoes
(Image: Kathryn Hill)