Pink fir apples are neither furry nor apples

18 Oct 2017
pink fir apples

We get an ever changing variety of potatoes from our farmers and usually these are lesser-known potatoes that are not very widely grown on a commercial scale. This week Crop Droppers will be getting a speciality potato called pink fir apples.

Pink fir apples are a heritage potato - they're fingerlings (that's long, narrow and knobbly to you and me!) with a pinky beige skin and cream waxy flesh. Their flavour is wonderfully nutty and earthy.

They're great boiled or steamed with the skin on and used for salads.

They also roast very nicely. Halve lengthways then toss in a baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil, some sea salt and pepper and a few whole cloves of garlic. Roast in an oven at 180 degrees C for 40-45 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp and golden. Remove from the oven, then toss with some extra salt and fresh thyme if you fancy.