I could not be more excited about these gems. The potato is SO versatile, especially this one, with its medium starch level, offering soups, mashing, baking and salads a great texture. These are acceptable at every meal.
Purple is by far my favorite color, eating it is a pure pleasure!
These gems will make frequent appearances on our table, considering I have 12#s of them.
Purple potatoes are comparable to the good ol’ russet in nutrition facts, a bit of protein, some fiber, substantial levels of potassium. Potassium plays a crucial role, along with sodium, in regulating our blood pressure. Purple potatoes are super special because of their antioxidant levels. Anthocyanin is a pigment that creates the purple color in the potatoes and also acts as an antioxidant. In this modern world we need to saturate ourselves in antioxidants!
This recipe goes down in the Mustgos category.
(This served 3 people)
2 t extra virgin coconut oil (or butter)
2 t freshly ground cumin seeds
3 cups of purple potatoes,washed, not peeled and cut into bit sized pieces
3 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
1/3 cup high quality broth or water
1 kohl robbie bulb, grated – leaves washed & ribboned
1 cup mushrooms (I used oysters), chopped
salt & pepper to taste
Heat oil in saute pan over medium, when melted minced garlic. Stir/saute for about 1 minute, add ground cumin seed. Stir/saute for about 5 minutes until garlic starts to brown and cumin smells amazing. Next add potatoes toss and cover with oil & spices, then add the chopped mushrooms. Combine flavors and stir/saute for about 2 minutes. Add broth, bring to a quick boil, reduce heat and cover for about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, peel and grate kohl robbie and ribbon the leaves. When potatoes and mushrooms are almost finished add the greens to the top, recover and let them steam for about minute.
Serve in bowl with grated kohl robbie on top. This is healthy & hearty meal that your whole family will love.
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