Wednesday, April 30, 2014

recipe: fingerling hash browns

i said before i wasn't really one to post recipes. i take it back.

since i've started blogging (and hanging out on blogs, and on instagram, and looking at more of the world through a camera lens in general), i've begun to notice beautiful design in unexpected, seemingly mundane places. most commonly, in my kitchen. (not surprising since i feel like i spend all of my time there).

today it happened with potatoes. i can't leave aldi lately without buying a bag of these little goodies: diminutive, candy-colored, delicious mini fingerling potatoes. i've made them all kinds of ways, but this afternoon i was slicing them up to make the yummiest of hash browns. and i was struck by how freakin' beautiful they are.

i think what i'm admitting to you is, this recipe post is an excuse to share pictures of potatoes. but trust me, design never tasted so good.


fingerling potatoes
olive oil
kosher salt


1. wash potatoes.

2. add olive oil to skillet & turn heat to high.

3. begin to thinly slice potatoes, adding them to the skillet as you slice them. (this will allow you to have variety; some will be just tender, some soft inside with crispy crusts, and some that are basically potato chips).

4. stir occasionally as you add potatoes, and reduce heat gradually to medium.

5. when you are done slicing, cook a few minutes more, stirring near-constantly. total time, depending on the amount of potatoes you use, will be 10-15 minutes.

6. remove from heat when potatoes are cooked to your liking & transfer to serving bowl.

7. sprinkle with kosher salt to taste. (spoon salt into one hand and pinch it with the thumb and two first fingers of your other hand to sprinkle it).

8. stir potatoes & serve immediately.

(you could also top these with some crumbled feta or gorgonzola cheese and some sliced chives, like my favorite breakfast place in all the world does with their hash browns).

direct quote from ryan: "these are awesome. yeah, i could eat these all day." high praise from my beloved tape worm.

let me know how they turn out for you!


  1. Looks delicious! I love what you said about finding inspiration in unexpected places, like these beautiful potatoes!

    1. thanks kristen! yes it's amazing how much beauty there is around when you start to look for it. :) bonus when it also happens to taste good too!

  2. So I just went on The New Mrs Adventure linky party for last minute looks and I saw this BEAUTIFUL picture of fingerling potatoes and thought, this post would be so F&F perfect. Well, well, well...boy did this give me a laugh!


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