Trend Food: Purple Potatoes

The potatoes are grown with seeds mutated by cosmic radiation aboard a Chinese spacecraft. I bet they taste good fried, cooked and mashed. But that's just a bet. via: The Raw Feed

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If I'm not mistaken, those purple potatoes are not in fact the result of any radiation experiment or space travel. They are called Blue Kongo (Blå Kongo) and are sold in many grocery stores where I live (Sweden). They have been grown in this country since sometime in the thirties. They make a very interesting mash, or a cool potato sallad with some yellow or white ones.
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I think there must be different kinds of purple potatoes as well. I just had my first purple skinned sweet potatoes. They looked like normally coloured potatoes on the inside, tasted like creamy yams, and had a thick purple skin. Really Yummy.
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BTW--Speaking of "eyes", someone in China is pulling the (purple?) wool over the collective peepers of the populace. The "mutated space potato" claim is complete bunk. I've been eating these for almost ten years, they're a common sight at the Central Market in Austin!

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