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Super Spring Spuds: New Potatoes

New potatoes come into season during the spring. Pick up a bag when you hit your local farmer's market this month.

New Potatoes

Generally speaking, new potatoes are just young versions of “regular” potatoes, harvested when they’re tiny, sometimes as small as marbles. The skin on new potatoes is very thin and delicate—it flakes easily, especially on potatoes purchased from growers at farmers’ markets, so for that reason, new potatoes don’t need to be peeled: simply wash them well then boil, steam or roast. If cooking the potatoes whole, try to get ones that are similar in size so they cook at the same rate.