Case and point, the potato. Russet potatoes are your typical run of the mill, follow the rules kind of potato. So you can imagine my surprise when my mother introduced me to its wild cousin, the Purple Potato.
ANTIOXIDANTSThink blueberries. The pigment that gives them their purple hue is full of antioxidants which is the same for purple potatoes. These babies have 4 times as many antioxidants than regular potatoes. Antioxidants do your body good by boosting your immune system and even help prevent some cancer and heart disease. source
My mom first prepared them for me as fries so when I recently saw the colorful starch at the store, I knew I had to make a batch. Making your own fries is so fast and simple and much better for you than the highly processed frozen bags from the store. Here's the simplest way:
So simple. So delicious. And I can't get over how much more fun that purplish hue can make a meal. It would be great for kids!
What's the weirdest produce you've ever used in a recipe?
What are your favorite fry seasonings?