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Feb 28, 2011 09:16 AM

Tips for Purple Potatoes


I bought some purple potatoes over the weekend; does anyone have any interesting recipes I could use? Have never had purple potatoes before; but they looked interesting. Thanks

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  1. Purple potatoes are fun, but I don't distinguish a big taste difference - perhaps more "subtle" flavor than a fingerling. I think these potatoes are more waxy than starchy, so they'll hold their shape well in soups and stews! Otherwise, I'd use them like I use a Yukon Gold potato.

    1. Slice potatoes length wise and toss with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried thyme, dried rosemary, freshly grated garlic and a sliced whole onion. Pour into a 9x13 roast pan and bake for an hour and a half on 375. Super easy, very delicious.
      I make enough to use as a side, with baked eggs, as home fries, etc.

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      1. re: HillJ

        I do the same, but sometimes skip the onion and throw in the garlic cloves whole.

      2. I use 'em fried or diced. Just can't fathom purple mashed potatoes!

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        1. re: pine time

          I love them mashed. The colour makes it fun.

          I cook/use them however I cook/use other potatoes. The baby I roast, the larger I mash or use in potato salad.

        2. This is mostly for the color as purple potatoes go but I love this red, white and blue potato salad:

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