How unappetising do these potatoes look?
A few tubers were given to me at the seed swap day in March to try out as a novelty. They have cropped well and I boiled some in their skins, as I usually do, to find out what they would taste like. My first mistake, to boil them in their skins! The skin would not peel away and the flesh disintegrated. So for my second attempt I peeled them. It is difficult to distinguish peel from flesh. However, that done I boiled them carefully and whipped them off the heat the minute they threatened to collapse.
Here is the result, a strange purple potato salad!
I took it to share with friends on Sunday when we had a reduced number book club meeting and celebrated the host's birthday. The hostess very obligingly came colour co-ordinated!
I've since googled purple potatoes and learnt that they are very beneficial to health, full of antioxidant, and come from the Andes mountain range of South America. Shall I plant some next year? The jury is out.