Idaho® Fingerling Potatoes with Shrimp and Quail Egg

Idaho® Fingerling Potatoes with Shrimp and Quail Egg

Courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission 10 Servings • 15 Min. Prep Time • 30 Min. Cook Time


2 lb. Idaho® fingerling potatoes, unpeeled
1 ear corn, shucked
2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. butter
1 medium Spanish onion, 1/2-in. dice
1 red bell pepper, 1/4-in. dice
1 yellow bell pepper, 1/4-in. dice
2 shallots, finely diced
2 Tbsp. butter
1 lb. shrimp, cleaned, deveined, diced
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh chervil
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
1/4 c. heavy cream
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
salt and pepper to taste
10 quail eggs
butter for sautéing


1. Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Blanch fingerling potatoes until tender, 8-10 min. Drain; slice evenly to about 1/8-in. Reserve.

2. Melt 2 tsp. of butter; rub over corn. Wrap in aluminum foil; roast in 400°F oven until tender, about 20 min. Cool about 10 min.; cut kernels from ear; reserve.

3. In large, heavy-bottomed sauté pan over medium-high heat, sweat onion, peppers and shallots in 2 Tbsp. butter until onions are translucent, about 3 min.

4. Add potatoes, shrimp, corn, herbs, cream, ground red pepper, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and shrimp is cooked, about 6 min. Correct seasoning.

5. In medium sauté pan, cook quail eggs in butter sunny-side up until firm, about 2 min.

6. Per portion: Loosely mound home fries in center of small bowl or soup plate. Top with fried quail egg.

* Recipe courtesy of David Burke, Corporate Executive Chef, New York Restaurant Group, New York City