These are not crispy potatoes so if that's what you're looking for this recipe is not for you. Your time is valuable, so is mine. I don't want to waste your time. These are not crispy. Are we clear on that? Make no mistake, these potatoes are totally awesome. If I had to choose between a crispy potato and a soft potato, I would choose soft. I love crispy too, but I love soft more. I know I can't be the only one - am I? And given that potatoes are my favorite food in the world it was only a matter of time before I tackled fingerlings. So I give you lemony herby roasted fingerlings. That are not crispy.
Let's Talk About Potatoes for a Minute
For the uninitiated, potatoes really are my favorite food in the world. Is it any more strange to say mushrooms, or pasta, or rib-eye steak? I don't know. But I do know that I love potatoes above all else. The possibilities are endless, yet I realized recently that I don't have that many potato recipes on my website! So I'm going to try to post more recipes like these lemony herby roasted fingerlings.
Fingerling potatoes are smaller and longer and look like, you guessed it, fingers... I guess? They have a soft, somewhat buttery texture when cooked, and are really fantastic for roasting. They are in the category of a waxy potato which means they have less starch and more moisture. Fingerlings are supremely tender when roasted.
There are so many wonderful things you can do with potatoes, but the best part about potatoes is the potato. Right? I love adding lemons, herbs, butter and salt. And I think they give just enough to provide a gorgeous flavor while still letting the potatoes be... potatoes... the best food in the world. 🙂
Lemony Herby Roasted Fingerlings - So Easy!
This is a very easy side dish to make with only a few ingredients. And if you are a potato lover, like me, you probably scour the internet looking for potato recipes. Or at the very least, you scour the internet looking at pictures of potato dishes. This recipe can be a side dish with so many entrees or brunch options. Works with all proteins: chicken, fish, beef, pork and can be a fancier option as a side with your omelets or sandwiches at brunch. This is all you need:
- A bag of fingerling potatoes - I went with the rainbow medley.
- Olive oil
- Fresh herbs. (You can save money by buying a package called poultry seasoning which usually includes sage, rosemary and thyme).
- Lemon slices, plus lemon zest