24 August 2011

Have you ever seen these little bitty potatoes at Trader Joe's?  They're actually called Teeny Tiny Potatoes and they are adorable!  I don't have a Trader Joe's anywhere near me, but I make a point to stop by one whenever I travel.  We were in the Chicago area earlier this month, so I had to go to TJ's of course!  One thing that I always get when I am there are the teeny tiny potatoes.  Not only are they cute as they can be, they are so tasty!  The skin is so thin and delicate that it kind of "pops" in your mouth when bite into one.  And the flesh is so creamy.  The other thing I like about them is that, since they are so small, they cook up in no time.  Here is my favorite way to prepare them.

Smoked Paprika Teeny Tiny Potatoes

1 lb. teeny tiny potatoes
1 tbsp butter
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp smoked paprika

Place potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water.  Season water with salt. Cover and bring to a boil.  Boil 5 to 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  Drain.

Return potatoes to warm pan and add butter.  Shake potoates inside pan to melt the butter and evenly coat the potatoes.  Combine onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl.  When butter is melted, sprinkle spices over the potatoes and shake to evenly coat seasonings.  

Serve warm.

Makes 4 servings.

Couldn't be easier.  The spice coating is so good.  If you don't have smoked paprika, you can use sweet, but I love the smoky flavor the smoked paprika imparts.

It's probably a good thing I don't live near a Trader Joe's; I would be eating these little cuties everyday!

I won't be posting anymore this week, as we are going out of town to attend my husband's grandfather's funeral. When we get back, we will be preparing for a funeral at our own church as well. Have a great rest of your week and a wonderful weekend and I'll be back next week!

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  1. Sorry to hear about your husband's grandfather and wishing you safe travels.

    I love these little potatoes too but don't make them often enough. I have had such a hard time finding smoked paprika in the store. I guess I'm going to have to get it online!

  2. We are obsessed with these little potatoes....linking back to this post today :)