During last year’s farmers market we had a “Can you identify this potato?” contest. This unusual potato was given to us by another Master Gardener at the farmers market in September. She told us that it was from Oregon, but wasn’t sure what it was called. So with that clue, our investigation has led us to believe that it is a “Red Thumb”. Notice that it matches a thumb profile — wide and squatty with a slightly upward pointed end. And today, we cut into it to reveal its “unusual beautiful dark pink flesh”. A tell-tale sign — Mystery solved. Yeah, it’s a Red Thumb.
We are adding this thumb to our hand-full of fingerlings. This interesting little potato stores well (as can be seen here). And, it has a pleasing flavor with a firm texture. So to summarize, it fits our specialty crop boutique “like a glove”.
- 2 farm-fresh eggs
- 1/2 cup farm-fresh Jersey Milk
- 1 Red Thumb, thin sliced (*see note)
- Tablespoon of home-made Salsa Verde (from Chef Butch for a little extra zip!)
* Technically, this one came from Oregon. But, it is one that we plan on growing.