Miniature doesn’t mean less tasty
These smaller potatoes sometimes get confused with new potatoes. The latter are harvested before they have a chance to grow larger. Fingerling potatoes, however, are naturally miniature when fully matured and ready for picking. All fingerlings tend to have stubby or narrow appendages so hence the designation: "fingerling." Look for smaller versions of Butterfinger, Purple Peruvian, and Red. Fingerlings can be starchy or buttery like their larger counterparts. Cooks can bake, boil, fry, and sautee fingerling potatoes.