They were a small potato and appear to be a mid-late potato from planting to the tops dying. We planted them above ground in barn bedding and uneaten hay. I am fairly happy with the results, getting 8-10 potatoes per seed planted.
We planted whole potatoes and dipped in sulfur to avoid rotting in wet weather. In hindsight, I would have liked to have done some with dipping and some without for comparison.
They really lost their color when steamed, which was disappointing, even if expected. They are a firm potato, keeping their integrity even during the mixing process. I, personally, have never made potato salad before....so thought that would be a good experiment for these.
I did some searching online and found a mayo recipe that looked interesting and modified it. I added some additional paprika, pickle relish, salt and cream of tartar to 2 large glops of mayo and mixed with the potatoes. It tasted pretty good....if I do say so myself.
I think I'll steam the potatoes a little longer next time to see if they'd soften for a slightly smoother texture.
|Purple potatoes with freshly made mayonnaise|
I think it needs some green/red onions or something to spruce it up color wise...but here is the finished product!
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