Friday, December 12, 2014

The Little Potato Company Product Review

Surprise, my first product review!!!

On a very unsuspecting day, Handsome Husband declared I had a package.
I had a momentary panic attack...
Was this something I had ordered online that he wasn't supposed to know about?!? remembered I don't shop online...

So I opened the box...

No way!!!

The Little Potato Company sent me two kinds of potatoes to review 
and come up with some cool recipes.
I have never used this product this was all new for me.
I have friends that swear by these potatoes.  They won't buy any other kind.
So needless to say, my interest was piqued...


Although the cooking instructions did not mention clay bakers...I thought I would give it a try!
Usually I throw everything in a soaked Romertopf clay baker and bake for 90 mins.
This time, I put the dressed chicken in the baker...and in the last 20 mins I threw in
The Little Potato Company's Baby Boomer potatoes.
The result was amazing!
Even though adding the Baby Boomers mid way through the cooking process
made for an extra was well worth it.
The chicken was given to us by a friend who grows meat chickens, the onions and spices from our garden.

These little cuties were soft, tender and full of flavour.
The absorbed a great amount of flavours from both the chicken and 
the spices on the dressed chicken.

The ability to reheat or recreate leftovers is a deal-breaker for me.
Luckily, these potatoes kept on winning me over.
I give you...spicy taters and eggs!
Breakfast of champions...
soft boiled eggs from our girls served up with local goat cheese and fresh tomatoes.
The potatoes were leftover from the clay baker dinner.
These Baby Boomers re-fried up like a dream!
I added cayenne and chili powder.

Another way I served these Baby Boomers was a trip to the East.
Curried Chicken and Veggies

Leftover chicken from the roast, baby boomer potatoes, onions and paddypan squash leftover from the garden.
I fried up the onions and the potatoes for 10 mins, then added the squash.
Simmer for another 10 mins.  Then I added curry, parsley and cilantro.
I used dried cilantro but really wished I had fresh herbs on this one.
Top with plain Greek yoghurt and enjoy warm.



This was actually my first dish made with the fingerlings potatoes.
I wasn't sure what to I went with simple to start.
In this case, I made maple flavoured bacon wrapped pork tenderloin.
Served with a spinach side salad and oven roasted potatoes and carrots.
I roasted the veggies on a stone tossed in olive oil, S & P and roasted for 30 mins at 400 degrees.
The carrots were from our garden and while they were small, they were tasty.
The fingerling potatoes tasted amazing.
Tender and tasty yellow flesh...I almost forgot that I grew potatoes this year!
(All of this cooking...I needed a cool beverage

The piece de resistence...Potato, Caramelized Onions and Rosemary pizza!
Original recipe was found in the Inspired magazine.
Heat 4 tsp olive oil over medium heat in a pan.
Add 1 cup sliced onions and cook until soft and golden brown.
This is where I deviated from the original recipe.
I roasted The Little Potato Company Fingerlings in a small dish at 400 degrees for 20 mins.
I made some homemade pizza dough in the bread maker.
After the potatoes cooled, I sliced the potatoes thinly and arranged them on the rolled out dough.
Then I even spread the caramelized onions and remaining oil on the dough.
Next I sprinkled dried rosemary from the garden and Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 425 degrees for 16 mins.
Enjoy as a side dish, fun appetizer or a savoury main meal.
Trust me...this dish WILL impress!


RESULTS:  I really enjoyed this product!
Although I advocate growing your own food and being food self sufficient...
if you can't grow your own veggies (whether you lack the space or you physically can't manage a garden) ...this is a great product for you.
The potatoes come already scrubbed so they couldn't make it any easier to use this product.

Thank you to The Little Potato Company!
I really appreciate this opportunity to test these wee potatoes.

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