Fingerlings Get A Thumb

beet soup 098During 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”.

beet soup 105 cropThe Red Thumb was used as a side for our ” local” breakfast omelet. All ingredients are local food items!

  • 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.


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2 Responses to Fingerlings Get A Thumb

  1. Jane says:

    Love this post! Beautiful spud! However … there was an ad on your page for McDonald’s?

    • wooleylot says:

      At WordPress, they display advertisements on our blog to help pay the bills. This keeps it free! To eliminate ads on our blog, we would have to purchase the No-Ads Upgrade. Do you know of another blog host that does not put competitors’ ads displaying on the bloggers domain?

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