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Purple Potatoes!

Posted by Nigella on the 14th October 2011
Peeled Salad Blue Potatoes

Anyone who was brought up on Dr Seuss knows about green eggs and ham, but I present to you now my children's favourite: blue mash. Not one drop of food colouring is involved: the potatoes - Salad Blue, an old 'heritage' crop- used to make them are, in fact, underneath their dark skin, an electric purple, as you can see in my colander, and once they're cooked they turn modishly mauve.

Ricing Potatoes

I then push them through the ricer, and when I've got my purple pile of potato-worms, I beat them with warm full fat milk (actually, I go beyond to Gold Top Jersey milk) and more butter than I can quite admit out loud until they are as violet as Liz Taylor's eyes.

Riced Potatoes

I have a sack of Highland Burgundy potatoes too, so next up: red chips!

Blue Mash

For those who want to know how to get some of these special spuds, go to Heritage Potatoes.