I first saw purple potatoes on Chopped on the Food Network. Since then, I’ve been wanting to make them because….they’re purple potatoes. Over the weekend I spotted a bag of mixed purple, new, and Yukon potatoes at Costco and snatched them up.
I gotta say, I did squeal a little when I sliced the first purple potato open. I got all Sally Field on it: It’s purple! It’s really purple!
Since they cook up just like any other potato, I decided to roast them all together in the oven. Don’t they look like little jewels?
I coated them in some vegetable oil, (you can use other oils, like olive oil. I’ve found vegetable oil yields the best texture with potatoes, especially if you want some crispiness. Soggy, oily potatoes are just gross,) season them well with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 425 degree oven for 40-45 minutes and you have delicious and pretty potatoes.