Comments: Pommes Vitelottes à l'Ail

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Purple potatoes are just beautiful. They're one of the only purple foods I know that don't wuss out on you and turn green when you cook them.

Agreed, they are beautiful. Also, is it just me or do they seem to have more flavour than the usual ones? (It's probably just me - I saw a science show for kids a few months ago where they demonstrated just how much the color of a drink affected the kids' perception of flavor. Very funny when they found out that all the drinks were the same, despite their having very strong favorites!)

I bought these potatoes at Thanksgiving. They were included in a small bag with white and red potatoes. They do taste different than white potatoes, more gamey I think.

this is beautiful! i tried to make purple potato gnocchi once and they just turned out gray :-( but then again i don't have much luck making gnocchi regardless of the color potato...

They seem slightly sweeter to me than regular potatoes. The flavor really comes through in blue potato chips. Also the skins are slightly tougher with a bitter, gamey flavor that is nice.

They keep their color best if you boil or bake them whole in the skins. Then when they are cooked through, you can peel and/or cut up to your heart's content.

They also make pretty, if unexpected, mashed potatoes.

They were certainly a hit at the party I hosted last night for the blog's one year anniversary. The funniest comment was from my friend Owen who cried, "But I'm IRISH and I've never heard of purple potatoes!!"

They have a very good texture for potato salad and hold together very well. Also the earthiness of the skins is well complimented by strong flavours like roasted garlic and peppery olive oil.

Barrett, which purple vegetables turn green when you cook them?!??

Just about every purple leafy vegetable loses its color or turns green when cooked in my experience unless you very lightly cook it.

Purple broccoli, and purple kale were the ones I was moxt proximately thinking of.

Where can i buy this purple potatoe? is it seasonal?

you can buy them at Fresh Markets the world over


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