Roasted Purple Potatoes


Every year when purple potatoes start appearing at my local Whole Foods I buy them with a certain fervency that scares me a little. I’m never this passionate about anything!
They appear unceremoniously over a brief period of time, and disappear just as quickly. If you blink you might miss them.
I got purple potatoes for the first time a few years ago on a whim, and found that I really liked them.
Purple potatoes taste much like regular potatoes with an earthier and slightly nutty flavour.

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Roasted Purple Potatoes with Roasted Okra and Black Beans

Similar to other like-coloured foods (like blueberries, eggplant, purple corn, etc) purple potatoes are rich anthocyanin, which acts as antioxidants.
Last year a small study came out that suggests that purple potatoes may help lower blood pressure.
But that is isn’t why I love these spuds, I like that they’re different and how marvelous they taste when roasted.
I don’t do much with these potatoes, I just roast them with a bit of olive oil and salt – the flavour is intense!


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