Purple Potatos: in album food
|Jun 26th, 2011, by Alex Zorach|
These purple potatos were for sale at Iovine's Produce Corner in the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. One red potato was present in the bin, and I left it for a color comparison. I bought one of these potatos out of curiosity: they were quite expensive though, I do not recall the price for sure but I think it was $2.99 a pound, which is a lot for potatos that are not certified organic or pesticide-free.
I have seen "blue potatos" before, which are actually more of a very deep bluish-purple color. They potatos looked similar on the outside, but were larger; the blue potatos I have had before, I am pretty sure were from a different variety: they were more narrow and tubular in shape, and their flesh had a much more intensely blue/purple interior.
These potatos had a lightly purple interior, with some yellowish / white flesh visible, but flecked with plenty of purplish color. However, they did not have the intense, solid purple interior of the blue potatos that I have had in the past.
These potatos were fairly typical. Whereas the blue potatos had a strong flavor, I actually found that these potatos were slightly milder in flavor than the red and yellow potatos I also cooked them together with.