11 November 2006

The Potato Trio (Post 2 of 2)

I found these local purple potatoes at the co-op for $1.49 a pound. Usually I prefer cheaper deals, but these were so vibrant that day they were hard to pass up. Since they were a bit costly, I didn't want to buy 4-5 pounds of just those so I got some yukon golds and red potatoes. There was a man who was curious about them while I was checking out and he was very surprised that I exclaimed with enthusiasm that they were just as vibrant on the inside (he thought they would be white). Check them out all cut up.

I decided to make mashed potatoes. And mashed taters are not even close to complete without VwaV Chickpea Gravy (I love that stuff with a big part of my heart). Here you see the very creamy mashed potatoes. I was so excited to eat that I almost forgot to take a photo so this is the very very creamy bottom part that my handheld mixer didn't get to (too much Earth Balance at the bottom). Oh well, they were still fabulous and super-colorful. I left the skin on but peeled the skin on the red ones beacause I couldn't get all the dirt off. I love colorful potatoes. I have a few more and I plan on dicing them up and doing something with them on the stovetop. These were served with Sunshine patties (SouthWest kind, of course) and a side of sweet corn. Yum.

10 comments:

Kris said...

Smooshies! I feel very special, lol. I've been eyeing those purple potatoes at the store for too long, I have to get some soon. How pretty! And I know what you mean, I am getting spoiled with the Chickpea Gravy. Nothing else compares!

I have to try those Sunshine Patties. If they have the Leslie seal of approval, they have to be good.

Johanna3 said...

what a beautifull potatoes Yum! im hungry now lol.

Eat Peace Please said...

Kris! I changed the title right before I saw your comment because I started to explain the smooshies, then stopped. Now it's the Potato Trio. If you get the sunshine patties, make sure they are the South West kind. Nothing else is as good.

Johanna, they are beauties!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

I have never felt the need to call potatoes gorgeous until now <3

funwithyourfood said...

those purple potatoes are AMAZING. i can't believe how colorful they are. Great splurge


teddy

maybepigscanfly said...

I'm on a quest to find purple potatoes. Yes they are definitely just as vibrant on the inside as they are on the outside. Do they taste much different from gold, or red potatoes? Either way, I think I'm going to have to find some to make purple mashed potatoes as you have pictured.

-Teresa

Eat Peace Please said...

Jess, you're funny!

Teddy, they are even more beautiful in person.

Teresa, they don't taste much different. Actually, not at all. They are in the texture somewhere between the yukons and the red. Not quite soft but not quite hard. I am going to fry them up soon.

Vicki Hodge said...

yeaah for purple mashed potatoes! i like to leave the skin on also.

laura jesser said...

Those purple potatoes look so beautiful, and I love the way they look all smashed up with the other potatoes there! I always leave the skin too--I have to think it's healthier, plus it just makes the potatoes look more interesting. I saw some organic purple potatoes the other day... Maybe I'll pick some up.

Linda said...

purple = amazing!