How to Buy, Store, and Cook New Potatoes in Season in June

May 31, 2015

New potatoes are a springtime treat. Harvest from the soil before they reach full maturity, they are tender and creamy, with a thin skin. They’re small, which makes them ideal for roasting whole or slicing in half and pan-frying.

HOW TO BUY
Avoid potatoes that show signs of insect damage, like holes or bites. Pass over potatoes that are pock-marked or soft. They are sold shortly after harvesting, so they should not show any signs of sprouting or eyes.

HOW TO STORE
Like regular baking potatoes, there’s no need to refrigerate new potatoes. Store loose in a cool, dry place,…