Purple potato recipes?
I admit I was today years old when I realized potatoes came in royal shades.
Do you know what to do with purple potatoes?
I am guessing either you do and are looking for new purple potato recipe ideas or you don’t and are here looking for information about how to cook purple potatoes.
Glad you are here!
Purple potatoes are in fact real and really extraordinary!
The color is divine and so incredibly unique that the purple potatoes instantly take your presentation up a few levels!
Purple potatoes can make an appearance at any meal throughout the day!
So let’s talk details.
Purple potatoes can be a deep dark purple or a lighter violet white hue.
They are native to Peru and Bolivia and have only made their way into the USA in the last fifty years.
They taste a lot like a regular potato, but are less starchy and earthier.
The pigment that makes them purple is also an antioxidant.
They are typically harvested in the fall but in many places are available year round.
Fifteen varieties are fairly common with dozens more available if you live in South America!
From there, purple potatoes are pretty much prepared in all the same ways as any other types of potatoes!
Here’s a fun fact.
Sweet potatoes also come in a purple variety as well.
I have collected 13 purple potato recipes for your consideration, some with purple potatoes and some with sweet purple potatoes!
It is amazing how beautiful each recipe is!
1. Purple Potato Salad
The thing about purple potato recipes is that they are stunningly beautiful!
Take this potato salad recipe for example.
What could be more pleasing to the eyes than white, purple and green?
Well, only the taste of course!
Do not be fooled, the recipe is similar to any potato salad you may have made in the past, so do not let the color throw you.
This recipe calls for green onions, radishes, sour cream, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in addition to the purple potatoes that are boiled, skinned and cut into bite size pieces.
A fun and unique purple potato recipe that will give your meal a pop of bright colors.
And it’s easy to make!
This simple recipe calls for chickpeas, avocado oil, a few seasonings and purple sweet potatoes, of course.
This vegetable filled entree is for sure to please your taste buds and bring a smile to your face.
Doesn’t this skillet of purple potatoes and eggs just bring a smile to your face?
Even though I would totally enjoy this skillet for dinner any day of the week!
It all begins with frying diced potatoes in a skillet, then adding in pancetta until fully cooked.
The eggs are prepared as you best enjoy them in another skillet.
Combine them and top with sliced green onions for a savory scrumptious start to your day!
So you absolutely love au gratin potatoes and you want to know what to make with purple potatoes.
I got you covered!
This recipe called sweet potato tartin, is as beautiful as it is delicious.
It uses a thinly sliced parsnip, sweet potato and purple sweet potato.
By layering them in rows it has a very elegant presentation.
The cheese sauce is added underneath and on top of the slices before baking.
I plan to try this with regular white potatoes and purple potatoes as well!
You sweet potato pie lovers out there will absolutely go crazy over this recipe for purple potatoes!
A purple sweet potato pie!
All the yummy goodness but in a completely different color!
The recipe includes instructions for the crust if you are so inclined.
The filling has all the usual spices plus a few more for an increased fun factor!
This does take a good bit of time so plan accordingly.
When soup is what you are craving, consider purple potato recipe ideas!
Here is a purple potato soup recipe that is divine and colorful.
This luscious soup can be made in less than an hour but does have a few unique ingredients, purple potatoes notwithstanding!
It also includes butter, onion, garlic, salt, chicken broth, dried marjoram, and pomegranate juice all blended together.
What I love is that it is all cooked in a Dutch oven for easy clean up!
Some vibrant roasted purple potato recipe ideas are easily seasoned with wonderful flavors for stunning side dishes.
Here one leek and eight purple potatoes have been combined with a lovely mixture of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and dijon mustard before roasting in the oven.
Sprinkle herbs on top when ready to serve.
If you are serving a meal and really want to make it special or wow your guests, these purple potato recipes should do it!
Especially this amazing design of purple potato roses.
These edible roses begin with thin sliced purple potatoes.
Microwave for two minutes with a coating of oil, salt, pepper and garlic pepper.
Next, lay them out in a row slightly overlapping each other.
Then, starting at one end, roll them up like you would a sleeping bag and slide them in a greased muffin pan.
Use a mini muffin pan if your purple potatoes are small.
Roast and nonchalantly serve!
Sweet purple potatoes are the star in this mochi bread recipe.
Mochi bread is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, think pull apart type breads.
This recipe uses butter, milk, tapioca flour, glutinous rice flour, baking powder, sugar and of course, mashed purple sweet potato!
The trick is getting the consistency of the dough correct.
Lots of pictures and tips to help with that!
For a comforting savory and sweet idea for what to do with purple potatoes, I present a simple tasty recipe for roasted purple sweet potatoes.
Cut into one inch circle rounds, boil and drain.
Place on a baking sheet and gently smash with a fork.
Spoon onto the top of each one an amazing melted butter with garlic and rosemary and broil until crispy.
Season with salt and pepper before serving!
If you ever run across baby purple potatoes, it would indeed be the perfect time to try this recipe for purple potatoes!
Each baby potato is given six or so slices on the top about halfway through.
Toss with olive oil and seasonings for baking.
The unexpected part is that the sauce added near the end is rich but there is no cheese.
Instead, nutritional yeast, coconut milk, lemon juice, and garlic are used.
Oh, these are very good!
The most obvious answer of what to do with purple potatoes is to make mashed potatoes!
Maybe I should have started with this option.
Anyway, talk about a showstopper!
These purple mashed potatoes are not only colorful, but also creamy since they are mixed with half and half and butter is drizzled on top to help keep them from drying out.
I leave you with this fabulous dessert option of what to make with purple potatoes!
You may be asking, potato for dessert?
It is amazing!
For the chocolate part you need dark chocolate chips and coconut oil.
For the filling you need mashed purple sweet potato, coconut butter and vanilla.
Excellent instructions result in a gorgeous dessert!
The bottom line
Once you get the hang of how to cook with purple potatoes, a whole new world of recipe variations open up!
Purple potato recipes are fun to make, stunning to serve and delicious to eat!
Have fun creating and eating!
13 BEST Ways To Use Purple Potatoes
We have put together an inspired list of purple potato recipe ideas for you to choose from today.
- Purple Potato Salad
- Stuffed Purple Sweet Potatoes With Turmeric Tahini
- Purple Potato Breakfast Skillet
- Sweet Potato Tartin
- Purple Sweet Potato Pie
- Purple Potato Soup
- Lemon Dijon Roasted Purple Potatoes
- Purple Potato Roses
- No-Yeast Purple Sweet Potato Mochi Bread
- Roasted Stokes Purple Sweet Potato
- Mini Purple Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Cream Sauce
- Creamy Purple Mashed Potatoes
- Dark Chocolate Purple Potato Coconut Butter Cups
- Take a look at our Purple Potato Recipes list!
- Bring the ingredients to create a new favorite dish.
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