Wednesday 10 July 2013

Something Old... Something New

 Last month hubby went grocery shopping, since I was up to my eyeballs in book writing. He came back with something old that was new - potatoes.

Old?  Well these are Peruvian potatoes, not a man-made invention.
New?  Certainly new on our supermarket shelves and...

...they're blue.

We were all keen to try them and I, used to Rooster potatoes with their bright red skins, but ordinary potato innards, was expecting the colour to go no further than the skins.

Wrong! These guys are true blue all the way through!

I made mash out of them the first night. Here's the photo...

What were they like? Oh gosh... if you closed your eyes they tasted like... mashed potatoes. LOL BUT... if you looked at them, it was super weird. My eyes and my mouth had several arguments and hubby is adamant he is NEVER eating them again. It felt like I was eating play dough with my gravy. Just a little too odd for me.

I tried roasting them the next time, but a crispy blue potato just... well too weird for me! I think they'd be fun in a potato salad, but I'm not sure I'd buy them again. I've realised that I like looking at my golden browned potatoes as much as eating them.;-)


  1. Ohhhhh...that's quite unusual indeed. As much as I love blue, I'd also feel a bit weird eating potatoes of that colour he he he he he...

  2. Something 'blue' was totally unexpected in this case! Wow! Apparently that is why no restaurants have a blue theme... it's a colour we don't associate with food and actually associate it with food gone really bad. I'm not sure I could eat it either... you brave girl. I'd have to be reaaaally hungry!

  3. Oh my gosh! Ha! I've never heard of these. Yes, I would think it would be hard to get past the color to really taste them!

  4. Yes

    It's just a bit too weird and since 9with eyews closed LOL) they taste just like an ordinary potato... I'd rather eat an ordinary colour one from now on!

  5. They make blue potato chips out of them and they taste really good!



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