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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Purple potato?

Last night I had the prettiest potato ever on my plate!

While i can't seem to find the official name of it, it seems to be known as a purple sweet potato.  I had never tried them and other than hearing about them had never even seen them.  On a quick trip to Stew Leonard's, my "friend" spotted them and said we had to try them.

I think it was something ridiculous like $5.99 for 3, but he said I had to try it.

Aside from the fact that we were in a rush and ended up overcooking it, it was still delicious.  Just like a sweet potato, but SWEETER.  Given my love of anything with a flavor that can be described as sweet, I was smitten.  Plus, the color is insane!

This is actually what they'd look like if you mashed them.  Seriously!

I did take a picture, but my camera is at home and I am not.  I highly recommend this spud, and from what I'm reading, they also pack a punch nutritionally.

Let me know what you think if you do try them.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

They look like Stokes Purple sweet potatoes to me. www.stokesfoods.com

Jessica said...

Yes, it does! They had some fancy name, I thought. Will have to look at the packaging when I get home.

pretendcook said...

I've never even seen a purple potato. Looks delicious!

jsy said...

Hey Jessica,

Just curious. What was the name of the potatoes on the packaging?

Thanks,

John

Jessica said...

It said a short word that I can't remember but also Okinawan Sweet Potato.