New Year’s Eve Eve gave us this delicious and balanced meal, the highlight of which might be Taylor’s smoked paprika fingerling potatoes. We paired them with a pre-marinated pork tenderloin from Trader Joe’s, and some roasted asparagus. Though we found this asparagus overly stringy, which I think was a result of the asparagus rather than us. Oh well.
If you’re serving these potatoes with some form of meat like we did, sear your meat, and then saute the potatoes in the same pan with all the delicious drippings. The leftover pork flavored oil did a lovely job of browning these for us, something we sometimes have a hard time achieving.
12 fingerling potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Set over high heat and bring to a boil. Cook the potatoes until tender, about 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool under running cold water. Once cool enough to handle, place the potatoes on a cutting board and slice in half lengthwise. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper, to taste. Heat a 12-inch saute pan with the olive oil over medium high heat. Place the potatoes, cut side down, in the pan and cook the potatoes until browned and crispy, about 3 minutes. Turn over and cook for another 3 minutes. Transfer potatoes to a bowl and toss with salt, pepper, and paprika until coated.