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Everyone’s Favorite Teeny Tiny Potatoes

Small roasted potatoes recipe with herbs and seasonings.

Recently potatoes went from just OK to one of my favorite foods! Indulging in all kinds of spuds in Idaho forever changed me. These Teeny Tiny Fingerlings look like little circus peanuts don’t they?

Grab a waxed baggie and bring ’em to work or school and you have a nice side or snack to munch on. They are great steaming hot, at room temp or chilled. Consider these small spuds the modern french fry.

These potatoes go great in our daily lunch boxes…come take a peek.

Small roasted potatoes recipe with herbs and seasonings.

You can roast up a few pounds of these at a time. They make an easy, inexpensive side dish and are a great alternative to store bought chips.

I Googled Teeny Tiny Potatoes and it looks like many people are obsessed with them……..

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I discovered these potatoes at Trader Joe’s. They have a smooth skin that yields to a firm yet creamy, flavorful inside.

The skin pops like a hot dog when you bite into it.

Small roasted potatoes recipe with herbs and seasonings.

To prepare you roast them for about 40 minutes. Coat with some oil, add handfuls of your favorite dried herbs and seasonings.

Our favorites are thyme, rosemary, sea salt and smoked paprika. Serve these spuds with an egg frittatachili, a grilled cheese sandwich or just munch them as a mini meal by the handful.

We also love a side of micro greens or baby lettuce.

Silly kids plate with herbs and micro greens

To make things even more interesting I coat 2 pounds of these littles with a tablespoon of ghee. That’s right, clarified butter y’all. If you don’t do the butter thing then drizzle with your favorite oil.

If you do like the butter thing…..1 tablespoon of melted bliss is not a lot on 2 pounds of spuds. It does add a huge dimension of flavor though. You know what else would be good, some unrefined coconut oil. Oh how we love that stuff around here.

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Instead of little plastic baggies I found these wax coated bags at Whole Foods. We love ’em.

Small roasted potatoes recipe with herbs and seasonings.

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Small roasted potatoes recipe with herbs and seasonings.

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67 thoughts on “Everyone’s Favorite Teeny Tiny Potatoes

    1. Grace, I am not sure how different they are from fingerlings. These are not starchy, more smooth and firm in texture. I will have to do a taste test soon. If you try either let me know. Love your roasted green beans today 🙂

  1. I love little roasted potatoes. But then again I love all forms of potatoes! I’ve never thought of packing them in a cold lunch… I bet they are just as yummy cold as they are hot!

  2. I love the look of these! I’m all about potatoes in just about any form. These sound delicious. I never think of eating potatoes cold, but why not? I’m going to try it soon. Thanks.

  3. These look delicious – and love that you are using mirco greens in the lunch box – I use them on everything – garnish for soup, in salads, in turkey rolls and sandwiches.

  4. Yummy! I was lucky enough to be over at marla’s place the day she made them! They were so delicious! She poured a little bit of melted ghee over them and they were so tasty. Great comfort food. Yes, she did pop them into the kids lunch boxes!!!

  5. Gotta love TJ’s! They always have the best produce. This really is a great idea for a healthy and different lunch box treat. I’m w you, I’m just not a big spud lover… 😉 but these fingerling type potatoes w herbs and salt sound fantastic.

  6. Hi Marla!

    Darn, my favorite “well kept secret” is out!! I love these little potatoes and roast them too – you are right they are great hot, cold .. any which way.. but then, being Irish, I am a TOTAL tater girl!! Love all these ideas for packed lunches and I will be stealing some… for me!!

  7. Gorgeous and inspiring Marla! Love that ZipList recipe plug-in!!! Haven’t seen it before. Of course I’d catch it on your blog – you’re always a front runner in the latest goodies 🙂 Very cool!!!

  8. Oh my goodness they do look like little peanuts! Love this idea for my boys lunch boxes. Ummm…I am SO a tater girl. Any way shape form or fashion sign me up. My granny always made me potato soup (my fav) but because I was a wee lil’ babe I called it Soppy Tater’s, go figure. 😀 Xoxo

  9. Neat idea for lunch boxes. My kids love roasted fingerling potatoes, simply roasted with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Sometimes I add fresh thyme and rosemary if I have them on hand. I happen to have gotten some of these cute little potatoes in my CSA Box this week, and will be roasting them this weekend.

  10. Marla, this shot is TOTALLY KILLING ME! OH MY GOSH! It is just fabulous! I love the photography and everything! As for the food, of course I am loving it too. I love how it can be vegan (which I am). Oooh, would definitely try. Great for side dishes on Thanksgiving!

    1. Hi Rylan! Just took a look around your blog and I am smitten by your talents and your compliments. Your cakes are splendid. To think you would pass this way to gawk floors me in a BIG way. People like you make me push my self to be my very best. Thanks for brightening my day 🙂 xxoo

    1. Ashley: It’s funny, from what I gather these potatoes have been around TJ’s for some time and I only just noticed them last week. From here on out there will always be a bag or two in my cart 🙂

  11. Ive seen those at trader joes, and always wanted to make them because they looked so cute! They are the perfect size for little kids! 🙂 These looks yummy! Anything roasted is a favorite of mine!

  12. These are sooo cute! I’ll be looking for these at groceries from now on. The other thing I was searching for was ball zuccinis but they are nowhere to be found 🙁

    1. Tartepink, I have never seen ball zucchini for reals. Hmmm, wonder where to score some of those. Must be very specialty. Bet the farmer’s market might have them??

  13. I love roasted fingerling potatoes! One of my farmer’s market purveyors puts out a mix of different varieties of fingerling sweet potatoes and regular potatoes. Very colorful. Each type has it own flavor and they make a nice looking side dish.

    1. Hi Julie! Thanks for stopping by. So happy I could inspire you to pack up homemade lunches. It is well worth the effort & you gotta try these teeny tiny potatoes. Life changing I tell ya!

  14. I don’t know what I’ve been paying attention to at Trader Joe’s, but I just noticed these this week. I’m planning on using them in Le Grand Aioli ( I thought about preparing them in the traditional way by boiling, but I really want to roast them. Trying to determine how long to roast them is how I stumbled across your blog.

  15. We live in New Mexico, we can only find the teeny tiny potatoes when we go to Arizona. Is there any stores in Las Cruces New Mexico that carry them? We just love them roasted or baked. thank you.

  16. I live in Las Cruces New Mexico,we are unable to fine teeny tiny [potatoes. The only time we get them is when we go to Arizona. Our largest food market is Albertsons and of course Walmart. do you know of any other stores that would be closer.They don’t last long, they are so good.Thank You for your help.

  17. I first got my teeny tiny potatoes at Trader Joe’s too. Tonight I just boiled them, added a little s&p and parsley to go with broiled swordfish. LOVE them! Next I’ll roast them with herbs de province.