How very exciting when I found purple potatoes at Sainsbury last Wednesday, the very day it came into the market! I seldom buy potatoes except for curries so I must really give myself a pat on my back for sharp eyes….for once! It’s called Purple Majestic Potatoes….the king of all potaotoes! It really looks like as if I have not had enough of the royal food when I posted the Buckingham Palace Shortbread and Blueberry Pound Cake (blueberry is the king of fruits for health) last week….haha. Wonder what’s next!
Just like blueberries, my favourite, these purple majesty have similar deep, vibrant purple colour indicating that it’s high in the antioxidant anthocyanin. I couldn’t resist the temptation to try. Immediately I bought a bag.
Looking into the box, there were even free booklets with pictures and recipes…how cool! I couldn’t wait to cook them when I got home. I was very curious to know how they taste. I baked a ready marinated spring chicken (also called poussin) and these purple potatoes together and also a stir fried asparagus for dinner. That was such a wonderful dinner that we had…something different…a Western meal for a change.
I find these potatoes very easy to cook. Wash and cut the potatoes into half and arrange them skin side up, without any seasoning or oil. Use a fork to poke some holes on the skin to let the steam escape as they cook. Baked the potatoes and the spring chicken together at 200 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes. They will be cooked at the same time. While the chicken and the potatoes are in the oven, I stir fried some asparagus with lots of garlic and lightly seasoned with sea salt….my usual favourite way of stir fry.
While I was peeling the root vegetables, suddenly I heard the mention of purple potatoes on TV. The commentator was explaining about this new breed of potatoes and asking people about their opinion after tasting the purple potato mash. You can read more on the Mail Online. I read that Scotland is the best place to plant these potatoes. That’s really interesting.
Well, talking about these wonderful purple potatoes, I am still looking for purple sweet potatoes here in Scotland. I love sweet potatoes, another very healthy root vegetables. I have quite a lot of sweet potato recipes. You can click on http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com/recipes/ to view. But in the mean time, I’m going to enjoy these purple majesty potatoes in different ways.
Have you tried this purple majesty potatoes? What is your favourite way of cooking them? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Quote of the day……
“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”
Leon J. Suenes