Love potatoes? Try substituting fingerling potatoes in your favorite dish. Fingerling potatoes are a good source of potassium just like regular potatoes, but they are also high in antioxidants, which help protect your body’s cells from damage that can lead to heart disease or cancer.
Need an idea of how to prepare fingerling potatoes? Try this potato and turkey sausage skillet recipe.
Turkey Sausage and Fingerling Potato Skillet
- 1 pound fingerling potatoes, cubed
- 3 tablespoons water
- 3/4 pound smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups fresh baby spinach or mixed greens
Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until tender; drain.
In a large skillet, saute sausage and onion in oil until onion is tender. Add potatoes; saute 3-5 minutes longer or until sausage and potatoes are lightly browned.
Combine the brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, thyme and pepper; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Chop spinach by rolling several leaves into a tight bundle and slicing at ½ inch increments. Add spinach and cook, while stirring, until spinach is wilted. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings.