Frieda's Specialty Produce - Purple Potato


What is a Purple Potato?

  • These are small to medium sized with a dark brownish-violet, thin skin and a bright purple flesh. The bright interior color mellows with cooking. Purple potatoes get their vibrant color from certain minerals in the soil. They are similar in taste to russets.

How to Eat

  • Bake, boil, mash, fry, or use in potato salads. They will loose much of the purple color after cooking.

Health Benefits

  • Rich in antioxidants.

How to Choose

  • Choose firm, non-sprouting potatoes.

How to Store

  • Store in a cool, dry, dark, well-vented area up to 1 month.



Purple Potatoes Au Gratin

Purple Potatoes Au Gratin Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil 1 cup chopped onions 1 tablespoon chopped Frieda’s Fresh Thyme, or 1 tsp. crushed dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 pound Frieda’s Purple Potatoes, peeled … Continue reading

Chicken Coconut Curry

Chicken Coconut Curry Ingredients: 1 pound small red potatoes, halved or quartered Coarse salt 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, sliced crosswise into 3/4-inch-wide strips 1 tablespoon curry powder 3 teaspoons vegetable oil 6 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 … Continue reading

Maple and Bacon Roasted Potatoes

Maple and Bacon Roasted Potatoes Ingredients: 1/2 pound bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips 3 pounds baby potatoes or Fingerling Potatoes 3  3-ounce bags Shallots, peeled and sliced crosswise into rings 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3/4 … Continue reading

Sunchoke® and Potato Salad

Sunchoke® and Potato Salad Ingredients: 8 oz. Sunchokes® (about half of the 1-lb. package) 2 cups sliced cooked potatoes (such as Frieda’s Purple Potatoes, or Gourmet Potato Medley) 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped red, green, or yellow bell … Continue reading

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes Ingredients: 2 pounds Frieda’s Fingerling, Baby or Purple Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 1/3 cup sour cream 1/3 cup grated fresh horseradish 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup … Continue reading

Mexican Vegetable Sauté

Mexican Vegetable Sauté Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 to 2 Frieda’s Elephant Garlic Cloves, peeled, halved and thinly sliced 1 to 2 Frieda’s Fresh Chiles (such as Jalapeño, Serrano, or Fresno) seeded and cut into … Continue reading