fin·​ger·​ling | \ ˈfiŋ-gər-liŋ How to pronounce fingerling (audio) \

Definition of fingerling

1 : a small fish especially up to one year of age Striped bass were once found mainly on the East Coast. Around 1976, they were introduced into Elephant Butte Reservoir as 3-inch-long fingerlings.— Buddy Mays
2 or fingerling potato : a small, narrow, elongated potato typically ranging in length from two to 5 inches (5 to 13 centimeters) when mature With the beans and the tuna I like some potatoes, fingerlings that aren't too starchy.— David Pasternack

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Other dishes — gnocchi bound with farm cheese, flat iron steak with fingerling potatoes — fall in the merely pleasant category. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Like a good neighbor, Evening Star is still there," 7 Aug. 2019 The chicken entree, a Frenched chicken breast arrayed with fingerlings and arugula, could have been roasted more to crisp the skin up. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: Brizo in Rocky Hill," 10 July 2019 Crews have stocked 140 lakes across the state with more than 11 million walleye fingerlings from the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery. USA TODAY, "Titanic auction, Legos, mighty Mississippi: News from around our 50 states," 22 July 2019 The lake will be stocked with 13,000 largemouth bass fingerlings Wednesday, according to a release from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Lake Conroe to be stocked with 13,000 largemouth bass fingerlings," 5 June 2019 In early summer, the menu featured a Hickory Grilled New York Strip ($55) with roasted baby Vidalia onion, fingerling potatoes, and chimichurri., "This Lake Martin restaurant has an ever-changing menu," 3 July 2019 The same can be said for the filet mignon ($55), which was executed very well, but the gorgonzola butter, crispy fingerling potatoes and asparagus didn’t do much to make this a particularly interesting plate of food at a hefty price point. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "At pricey East End Italian restaurant, you may be paying more for the experience than food," 26 June 2019 Slice the potatoes while still warm, cutting them crosswise into ½-inch sections (if using small fingerling potatoes leave them whole)., "Recipe: Provençal Potato Salad," 7 June 2019 This method works well with nearly all small potatoes – from little red potatoes to fingerlings. Jeanmarie Brownson, charlotteobserver, "Control the heat to grill the perfect steak," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of fingerling

1829, in the meaning defined above

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