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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.


Anonymous said...

They look like Stokes Purple sweet potatoes to me.

Jessica said...

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

Anonymous 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?



Jessica said...

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