This has been a bit of an adventure. I planted potatoes for the first time this year in a wine barrel. My friend Rachel gave me some Bodega Reds which were close to extinction and the slow food people were encouraging people to get them back in circulation. I had no idea what I was doing so I googled a few videos and everybody said stop watering and pull them up after they flowered. Well, they flowered and this first photo is the size of the potatoes from the first 2 plants I pulled! Yes, that is the size of peas. So I decided to give them another chance, started watering again and got this next handful - I was so excited! They ranged in size from a dime to a quarter so I left the last group growing for another 2 weeks. This 2nd group I just boiled in salted water until just barely tender then cut them in half, tossed in some butter and maldon salt and truly this was the best potato I have ever put in my mouth. The skin was so tender -it was like it wasn't even there - and creamy - and delicate - basically just melted in my mouth.
|The first teeny group!|
|First small group with butter and salt|
|2nd batch, slowly getting bigger|
|The final big bunch!|