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Viking Purple

    Freshly Washed Viking Purples These Clean Up Beautifully!

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SEASON: Spring, Fall

 

OUT OF THE 'FRIDGE: Refrigerators' cold breaks down the starches and causes potatoes to get too sweet.

Viking Purple

Greg's Favorite

Posted by Lori

The deep purple skins with celestial swirls of pink that appear as galaxies in a dark night sky don't hint at the snowy white flesh that makes up the viking purple potato. These tubers have a slightly sweet flavor and smooth uniform texture. Their light fluffy interior makes them an excellent baker or masher.

Storage

Try to keep potatoes in a mildly cool, dark and dry place - most of us put our spuds in paper bags away in cupboards because too much sunlight turns them green and bitter and too much moisture causes their delicate skin to rot.

Nutrition

Atkins-fear-not! Potatoes are an important source of complex carbohydrates {think of replacing that sourdough roll with a potato}, low in sodium and fat and high in potassium, minerals, fiber and vitamins C and B6.

Recipes and Pairings

    1 Total Recipes

Potatoes loves herbs - especially rosemary, sage, thyme and dill - and rich creamy things like aioli, sour cream, cheese and vegan or eggy mayo. Viking purples are so fluffy and great for baking, mashing, thickening soups and my latest favorite indulgence, roasting and dipping in shallot aioli.