Market Watch: Purple Potatoes

Potatoes already? Spuds may seem like a fall goodie, but young varieties have started showing up at markets now. This early maturing variety (named “Caribe”) is a real summer treat -- their bright purple skin always makes me smile.
Related To:
purple potatoes

Potatoes already? Spuds may seem like a fall goodie, but young varieties have started showing up at markets now. This early maturing variety (named “Caribe”) is a real summer treat -- their bright purple skin always makes me smile.

While potatoes are a starchier veggie, the Caribe variety only has a moderate amount, which makes them great for boiling, mashing and roasting. Leave the skin on; all the nutrients in there are too good to peel away.

For a quick side dish, try making these simple roasted potatoes:
roastedpurplepotatoes_lead
Directions:

Cut potatoes into fry strips or circles. Then, toss them with a little canola oil, salt and pepper. Roast the pieces in a 425-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes until golden (turning once). While they're still hot from the oven, toss them with a fresh gremolita, which is a combo of chopped parsley, minced garlic and freshly grated lemon zest.

    More Recipes to Try:

Next Up

Market Watch: Fingerling Potatoes

Fingerling potatoes are in season; find out what to cook with them.

The Pioneer Woman's Twice-Baked Potato Casserole — Most Popular Pin of the Week

It's no wonder that Ree's indulgent potato casserole was pinned more than any other recipe this week: It's an easy-to-make side dish that's hearty and comforting.

Why You Should Be Eating Potatoes

These healthy potato recipes are perfect for St. Paddy's Day — and every other day, too.

Robin's Healthy Take: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four

Robin Miller's healthy potato recipes including mashed potatoes with bacon, sweet potato gratin, curried potatoes and potato wedges.

Potatoes + Lemon = Delicious!

Recipe Spotlight: Roast Potatoes With Lemon.

Roasted, Fried and Mashed: 5 Best Ways to Put More Potatoes in Your Life

Learn these top-five takes on all of the classic potato preparations, like roasting, frying, mashing and more.

Smashed Fingerling Potatoes With Garlic and Parmesan

Try a new, colorful take on smashed potatoes: used purple, red and gold fingerlings instead of the usual spuds.

Perfect Your Mashed Potatoes: Top Secrets for Making Fluffy Spuds

Potatoes, butter, milk and seasonings. That's all it takes to turn out your most-impressive mashed potatoes yet this Thanksgiving.

How to Make the Perfect Mashed Potatoes, Plus Mashed Potato Recipes

Food Network has tips, suggestions and easy recipes to make your Thanksgiving mashed potatoes better than ever.

An Ode to Mashed Potatoes

Melissa d’Arabian professes her love for a holiday classic: mashed potatoes. She's sharing her secrets to ensuring mashed potato perfection every time and recipe ideas to try.

Related Pages