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Blue Potatoes [Jan. 8th, 2004|02:48 pm]
Nick
When I was in Waitrose on Tuesday, I spotted an interesting looking vegetable - the Blue Salad Potato:

I'd never seen them before, so I bought some to try out.

The little label next to them in the supermarket suggested using them for mashing, so I decided to give that a try. I peeled them, and they really were blue all the way through. During boiling, they turned the water blue...



Mashing them resulting in a very interesting looking dish. It was very reminiscent of what you might find in sci-fi movies (think the green dish from the Vogon ship in HHGTTG, only blue). Still, I had a taste, and was very impressed. The mash was lighter in texture than a normal one, and had buckets more taste to it.

So, I think I'll be buying some more of these, even if it does scare other housemates when they spot the leftovers....
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-01-08 09:28 am (UTC)

Oooh

(Quidity (http://www.livejournal.com/users/quidity/)) Those look like fun. They even grown on carpets, it seems, so I'll see if I can get some from seed. When did Oxford get a Waitrose, or is there another you use? That was Oxford's major failing. Not having a Waitrose.

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From: gagravarr
2004-01-08 09:50 am (UTC)

Re: Oooh

The Waitrose isn't in Oxford, it's in Witney. Not much help for most people in Oxford, but Witney's only a small detour on the route home for me :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-01-30 11:45 pm (UTC)

Waitrose Blue & Red Potatoes

Keep buying Salad Blue! (And all the other speciality potatoes from Waitrose) Did you try Highland Burgundy Red as in your picture?
As well as mash both are good as cold salad potatoes - serve sliced as is- no mayo- spoils colours!For salad do not peel or overcook - you will get mash otherwise!

Regards

George - The grower in Scotland!
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