New potatoes are immature potatoes harvested during the spring or summer, sometimes called creamers. New potatoes are not a separate variety of potato, but younger versions of other varieties. The skin of new potatoes is generally thinner than the skin found on older potatoes. For this reason, new potatoes are rarely peeled before cooking.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
The peel of new potatoes is thin and tender, so generally peeling is not required. Many varieties of potatoes have brightly colored red or purple skin, and cooking with the peel intact can add a festive color to a dish.
Conserving and Storing
Store in a cool dark root cellar or pantry. Avoid contact with any sunlight. Should keep for a long time, much like mature potatoes.