Purple potatoes are a nice change from white and yellow varieties. They’re a medium-starch potato that many Chowhounds like best roasted. janeh roasts them with Yukon gold potatoes and yams for a variety of colors and flavors. She also mashes them unpeeled, and says, “the color is pretty spectacular.” Purple potatoes cook more quickly than other kinds when boiled, so watch carefully, warns scubadoo97.
kchurchill5 makes a red, white, and blue potato salad with purple, red-skinned, and white potatoes dressed with a light vinaigrette. ziggylu uses purple fingerlings to make a salad with either blanched snow peas or green beans. Toss with a bit of olive oil, some lemon juice, your favorite herbs, and salt and pepper.
Purple potatoes are also part of CHOW’s Lentil Hummus Wrap with Pomegranate Molasses.
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