Purple Fingerling Potatoes
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This item was last sold on : 03/23/18
Purple fingerling potatoes are small, cylindrical, and slightly lumpy in shape. Their skin is a deep purple with shallow eyes, and its inner flesh is a vivid violet with purple marbling. When cooked, Purple fingerling potatoes have a dry and waxy texture and offer an earthy flavor with hints of toasted nuts.
Purple fingerling potatoes are available year-round.
Purple fingerling potatoes, botanically classified as Solanum tuberosum, are known as fingerling potatoes which come in multiple colors and flavors, but all share a similar size and shape. There are only a handful of Purple fingerling types on the market and the increased demand for purple colored potatoes prompted breeders to create new varieties such as the Purple Pelisse.
Purple fingerling potatoes are an excellent source of potassium and antioxidants.
Purple fingerling potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as roasting, steaming, or baking. Purple fingerlings hold their shape when cooked and retain their vibrant color which adds visual appeal. This bright coloring also makes Purple fingerlings ideal for slicing thin and frying to make colorful chips. Cooked Purple potato segments can be served as is or used cold in potato salads. Purple fingerling potatoes pair well with balsamic, broccoli, onions, eggs, carrots, sausage, Brussel sprouts, lemon, poultry, tomatoes, garlic, and aioli. Store Purple fingerlings for up to 2 weeks in a cool, dry, dark place.
There has been a push to popularize purple-hued potatoes in the United States because of their anthocyanin content, which gives produce, like cranberries and blueberries, their vibrant hue and are loaded with antioxidants. Today, new Purple fingerling varieties have come onto the market such as the Purple Pelisse which was created in 2000 by Oregon State University, Washington State University, University of Idaho, and the USDA. The Purple Pelisse was created specifically to meet the increasing demand for Purple potatoes and to be a commercially viable variety. The Purple Pelisse has a consistent size and shape, increased resistance to disease, and produces reliable yields.
Purple potatoes originated in South America and were used as a source of food and as a natural purple dye. Purple fingerling potatoes continue to spread across the world and are available today in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|West Coast Tavern||San Diego CA||619-295-1688|
|Miguel's Cocina Pt Loma||San Diego CA||619-224-2401|
|Hotel Republic San Diego||San Diego CA||619-398-3100|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Vue||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|The Smoking Goat||San Diego CA||858-232-4220|
|Aztec Shop Catering||San Diego CA||619 594-3576|
|Rustic Root||San Diego CA||619-232-1747|
Recipes that include Purple Fingerling Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Cooking on the Side||Balsamic Roasted Fingerling Potatoes|
|Beth Dunham||Leek, Potato & Fennel Soup|
|Ciao Florentina||Purple Potato Salad|