new potato


Definition of new potato

: a small moist tender thin-skinned potato harvested early in the growing season

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Serve with sliced cooked sausage, cooked new potatoes, bread cubes, and apple slices for dipping. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Cheddar-Beer Fondue," 21 Dec. 2012 Now is the season to enjoy new potatoes in all their glory. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Potato Salad Plus Star Power," 2 Aug. 2018 The salady condiment makes the dish a satisfyingly lively and gorgeously hued version of a niçoise salad, with new potatoes, onions, olives, capers, and Swiss chard stems. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Olive Oil-Poached Tuna with Potatoes and Swiss Chard Stems," 12 Sep. 2012 In the chicken heart and gizzard salad ($14), the offals are well mixed (or disguised) with whole new potatoes, peas, pickles cut into thin coins, chopped olives and aioli. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Che Fico lives up to hype as most anticipated newcomer," 8 June 2018 Potatoes: Baking or new potatoes are best for the grill. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "A yearning for Bootlegger Beans," 10 July 2018 Highlights include chicken liver toast with apricot; spiced half chicken with new potatoes; and wild salmon grilled in grape leaves over almond wood. Jenn Harris,, "The California Hot Sauce Expo is a two-day hot sauce party. Are you ready?," 3 July 2018 Luckily, dinner wasn’t needed as Harrods spoilt us with caviar and new potatoes, smoked salmon on Rye, and Tuna Sashimi. Vogue, "The Victoria and Albert Museum Hosts Its Lavish Summer Garden Party," 21 June 2018 But the new potato is being built with comfort and convenience from the start. Bill Manny, idahostatesman, "New Big Idaho Potato has AC, a mashed-potato interior and cushy digs for Spuddy Buddy," 20 June 2018

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1765, in the meaning defined above

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