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by Tamara from Minnesota on September 02, 2005 08:02 AM
For 3 years I have grown the blue potatoes from Pinetree catalog. They are so beautiful! but they frankly don't taste so great. They seem dryish like russets so I tried mashing them last night and they turned out like glue. Does anyone else grow them and like how they cook them? I like the "all red" ones so much better. Here is a photo of the little purple ones and some baby fingerling and other baby veggies. I love funny colored veggies!!! [Smile]  -

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by tamara on September 02, 2005 08:21 PM
Blue potatoes are a waxy variety, they are not for mashing, baking or fries. they do better as a cubed potatoe in salads or as a scalloped potatoe with sauce. Hope this helps.

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by Tamara from Minnesota on September 05, 2005 10:53 AM
I always thought they were the dry fluffy kind. The red and yukon gold are much more waxy/thin skinned. Blue potatoes have these annoying thick skins. I have seen recipes for potato salad with them but I do not like cold potatoes. I think I will do just roasted new potatoes with them. They are sort of like models; pretty to look at but not much good for anything. [Roll Eyes]

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