Fingerling Roasted Potatoes



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Their delicate, papery skins and buttery taste make fingerling potatoes a wonderful choice for roasting. They naturally grow much smaller than regular potatoes.  They tend to look knobby, making them finger-like in shape.  Don’t confuse them with new potatoes which are young potatoes harvested before they’re fully mature.  Fingerling potatoes are very flavorful and are completely mature.  The skinny for 1 serving, 108 calories, 3 grams of fat and 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. This delightful potato dish is so versatile and works great as a side dish for any kind of meatloaf, chicken, beef, pork or fish.

Prep Time:  5 minutes

Roast Time: 45 minutes

 

Ingredients

1 pound fingerling potatoes, see shopping tip

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

1 tablespoons chives, chopped


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Line a baking sheet with foil.  Add the potatoes.  Drizzle olive oil over the top of potatoes and toss to coat.  Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

3. Roast in oven for 25 minutes.  Remove from oven, turn over, sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper.  Continue to roast for about 20 minutes until golden brown and soft.

4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped chives.

Makes 4 servings (4 oz per serving)


Food Facts

Like other potatoes, fingerling potatoes are tubers and their roots can be found in South America, where Native Americans first domesticated the potato. Fingerling potatoes are a family of heritage potatoes which means the variety is 50-100 years old.

Healthy Benefits

No need to keep potatoes out of your diet because they’re rich in complex carbohydrates that can supply energy.  They’re low in calories and contain no fat.  They contain more potassium than any other fresh vegetable, even more than bananas!  Potatoes also contain vitamins C and B6.


Shopping Tip

Make sure the fingerling potatoes are evenly colored with no green anywhere on the potato. Trader Joe’s sells 1 pound bags of fingerling potatoes.  You’ll find them in the refrigerated produce section.  If you can’t find them, substitute with some other variety of small potato such as Yukon gold or small red potatoes.


Storage Tip

Fingerlings must be treated like a boiling potato and stored in the refrigerator.  If you store in a cool dry place they will turn green.


Weight Watchers (old points) 2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
3

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (4 ounces each)
108 calories, 3g fat, 3g protein, 20g carbs, 2g fiber, 145mg sodium, 2g sugar
FAT FACTS: the skinny and fat facts are the same for this recipe