The Little Potato Company Creamers – Gnocchi Recipe #LilPotatoCo
Growing up in Thunder Bay Ontario, I always had a steady diet of potatoes (every spring helping my mother plant and dig the garden).
I enjoyed them as fries (with minimal oil) and mashed (with butter and milk). I was a picky eater and was quite particular about my diet!
When I moved out I always wondered why we bothered growing these tiny potatoes from the garden – when we could get these giant potatoes from the store for $3 for 10 pounds. It wasn’t until I became more of a foodie (the last 10 years in Victoria) that I saw how much better tasting these creamer potatoes were.
I had the chance to review The Little Potato Company six proprietary Creamer varietals:
- Baby Boomer – Thriving in rich soils, Baby Boomer is The Little Potato Company’s smallest proprietary variety. Thin yellow skin, flavourful yellow flesh – it absorbs little oil when cooked and produces an exquisite, fluffy texture. This Creamer cooks quickly and is great for roasting.
- Blushing Belle – This extremely versatile Creamer potato adapts well to a variety of cooking methods. Named after its blushing red skin and buttery yellow flesh, Blushing Belle delivers a soft, light texture with mild, delicate flavour that is excellent for roasting or mashing.
- Something Blue – This varietal has a unique, beautiful contrast of colours – yellow flesh with purple streaks and bright blue/purple skin. Something Blue delivers a well-balanced, slightly exotic flavour that has great colour retention, and is excellent for roasting or barbequing.
- Fingerlings – Our crescent-shaped, thin-skinned Fingerlings have attractive yellow flesh and beautiful firm texture. When cooked these potatoes have a very distinct flavour, sure to enhance any recipe.
- Little Reds – With appealing red blush-coloured skin and light, fluffy texture, this Creamer will brighten up any meal. Boiled, microwaved, or roasted, Little Reds deliver a unique, delicate flavour that adapts well to a variety of recipes and cooking methods.
- Little Yellows – Smooth yellow skin and firm, buttery, flesh are trademarks of this varietal. Little Yellows are particularly well-suited to steaming and boiling, which brings out the best of their rich potato flavour and silky texture.
I made simple gorgeous gnocchi with their Something Blue varietal potatoes.
Roasted Little Potato Company Something blue potatoes with some garlic.
Made the rolls after kneading the dough – into small long rolls.
Finished product – with parmesan cheese grated.