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Old 11-04-2013, 02:14 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by CraigC View Post
Peru is known for its potato varietals. I believe they have over 300. The purple/blue seems to be the only one to make it into American main stream grocery stores so far. I think gnocchi made with them would be pretty cool.
Yes, we used to have a Peruvian restaurant near us, but it closed. They put some huge corn kernels on their ceviche platter, as well as interesting potatoes. I guess not enough people liked it, though. I miss it.

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Old 11-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #12
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Thanks guys, I think I may have to cook up a batch a blue chips. I just assumed that nutritionists promote eating foods of all colors would include potatoes. [I have never seen of a blue potato! What does one do of these?

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~Cat] A lot depends on the starch content. Blue potatoes are low in starch, so they are better boiled, roasted and used in salads. I love to grow "specialty" vegetables for our market. This year I grew, Early Ohio, a white heirloom, Adirondack red, an all red potato, Austrian Crescent, a fingerling, French fingerling, a beautiful pink and yellow fingerling, and the All Blue. Lol They call me the "potato lady" at the market, because I love to grow unusual varieties. I just think our retail grocery store are denying us all wonderful diversity. Here's a link that talks about how diverse our food really is: [http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...0_potato.html] For those of you who love to grow your own food this is a link to one of our suppliers. The website may be down for now, but after January, they'll start taking orders. You can grow your own beautiful potatoes! [http://www.potatogarden.com/index.html] Happy growing, harvesting and eating!

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