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    Bryan Guest

    Default What the heck are those things?


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    =?iso-8859-1?Q?TFM=AE?= Guest

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    On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 07:46:38 -0700 (PDT), Bryan wrote:

    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    >
    > Guesses?
    >
    > --Bryan


    They would be purple potatoes.

    A GIS for "purple food" gave it away.

    TFM®

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    Bryan Guest

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    On Saturday, September 10, 2011 10:40:40 AM UTC-5, TFM® wrote:
    > On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 07:46:38 -0700 (PDT), Bryan wrote:
    >
    > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    > >
    > > Guesses?
    > >
    > > --Bryan

    >
    > They would be purple potatoes.
    >
    > A GIS for "purple food" gave it away.


    Correct. http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133431482/
    >
    > TFM®


    --Bryan

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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: What the heck are those things?

    On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:40:40 -0400, TFM® <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 07:46:38 -0700 (PDT), Bryan wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    >>
    >> Guesses?
    >>
    >> --Bryan

    >
    >They would be purple potatoes.
    >
    >A GIS for "purple food" gave it away.


    Are they purple potatoes - or white potatoes plus iodine? The
    purple potatoes I've had are purple all the way through.

    Jim

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    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: What the heck are those things?

    On 9/10/2011 12:47 PM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    > On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:40:40 -0400, TFM®<[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 07:46:38 -0700 (PDT), Bryan wrote:
    >>
    >>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    >>>
    >>> Guesses?
    >>>
    >>> --Bryan

    >>
    >> They would be purple potatoes.
    >>
    >> A GIS for "purple food" gave it away.

    >
    > Are they purple potatoes - or white potatoes plus iodine? The
    > purple potatoes I've had are purple all the way through.
    >
    > Jim


    Somehow, purple seems a wrong color for potatoes or any savory dish and
    I get a vague feeling of disquiet. So much so, that I never buy "purple
    potatoes :-( I guess I am accustomed to pickled beets but they are red
    rather than purple.

    --


    James Silverton, Potomac

    I'm *not* [email protected]

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    George Guest

    Default Re: What the heck are those things?

    On 9/10/2011 12:47 PM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    > On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:40:40 -0400, TFM®<[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 07:46:38 -0700 (PDT), Bryan wrote:
    >>
    >>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    >>>
    >>> Guesses?
    >>>
    >>> --Bryan

    >>
    >> They would be purple potatoes.
    >>
    >> A GIS for "purple food" gave it away.

    >
    > Are they purple potatoes - or white potatoes plus iodine? The
    > purple potatoes I've had are purple all the way through.
    >
    > Jim


    They are purple potatoes. Maybe you are thinking of Okinawan yams?

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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: What the heck are those things?

    On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:15:29 -0400, George <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 9/10/2011 12:47 PM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:40:40 -0400, TFM®<[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 07:46:38 -0700 (PDT), Bryan wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    >>>>
    >>>> Guesses?
    >>>>
    >>>> --Bryan
    >>>
    >>> They would be purple potatoes.
    >>>
    >>> A GIS for "purple food" gave it away.

    >>
    >> Are they purple potatoes - or white potatoes plus iodine? The
    >> purple potatoes I've had are purple all the way through.
    >>
    >> Jim

    >
    >They are purple potatoes. Maybe you are thinking of Okinawan yams?


    Nope. The purple potatoes that come in the tri-color fingerling
    bags. I roast them whole so I thought the color might spread when
    they are cooked. So I just cut a raw one in 1/2. it is purple all
    the way through-- and left drops of purple 'blood' on my knife and
    counter.<g>

    Jim

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: What the heck are those things?

    On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:47:02 -0400, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Are they purple potatoes - or white potatoes plus iodine? The
    > purple potatoes I've had are purple all the way through.


    I imagine there's more than one kind of purple potato, but you're
    right... the only purples I've seen have been entirely purple, even
    the skin.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:55:28 -0400, James Silverton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Somehow, purple seems a wrong color for potatoes or any savory dish and
    > I get a vague feeling of disquiet. So much so, that I never buy "purple
    > potatoes :-(


    I don't object to purple potatoes, but my husband does. I think a lot
    of people object too because I don't see them in the bags of mixed
    baby potatoes anymore, they're only sold separately. Too bad because
    I don't want an entire bag full of them but having a few in the mix is
    fine by me.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:19:09 -0400, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I roast them whole so I thought the color might spread when
    > they are cooked.


    I cut and then roast them, the color hasn't spread IME.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  11. #11
    Miche Guest

    Default Re: What the heck are those things?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Bryan <[email protected]> wrote:

    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    >
    > Guesses?


    Purple potatoes.

    Miche

    --
    Electricians do it in three phases

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    Miche Guest

    Default Re: What the heck are those things?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:40:40 -0400, TFM® <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 07:46:38 -0700 (PDT), Bryan wrote:
    > >
    > >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    > >>
    > >> Guesses?
    > >>
    > >> --Bryan

    > >
    > >They would be purple potatoes.
    > >
    > >A GIS for "purple food" gave it away.

    >
    > Are they purple potatoes - or white potatoes plus iodine? The
    > purple potatoes I've had are purple all the way through.


    There are some that are deep, dark purple all the way through and others
    that have purple and white flesh like that, or that look like Rorschach
    inkblots.

    Miche

    --
    Electricians do it in three phases

  13. #13
    Miche Guest

    Default Re: What the heck are those things?

    In article <j4g4pj$7h7$[email protected]>,
    James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 9/10/2011 12:47 PM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    > > On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:40:40 -0400, TFM®<[email protected]>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 07:46:38 -0700 (PDT), Bryan wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    > >>>
    > >>> Guesses?
    > >>
    > >> They would be purple potatoes.
    > >>
    > >> A GIS for "purple food" gave it away.

    > >
    > > Are they purple potatoes - or white potatoes plus iodine? The
    > > purple potatoes I've had are purple all the way through.

    >
    > Somehow, purple seems a wrong color for potatoes or any savory dish and
    > I get a vague feeling of disquiet. So much so, that I never buy "purple
    > potatoes :-( I guess I am accustomed to pickled beets but they are red
    > rather than purple.


    Purple potatoes are the best roasting and baking potatoes ever.

    Miche

    --
    Electricians do it in three phases

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    Miche Guest

    Default Re: What the heck are those things?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:55:28 -0400, James Silverton
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Somehow, purple seems a wrong color for potatoes or any savory dish and
    > > I get a vague feeling of disquiet. So much so, that I never buy "purple
    > > potatoes :-(

    >
    > I don't object to purple potatoes, but my husband does. I think a lot
    > of people object too because I don't see them in the bags of mixed
    > baby potatoes anymore, they're only sold separately. Too bad because
    > I don't want an entire bag full of them but having a few in the mix is
    > fine by me.


    They're good keepers. Put them in a cool, dark place (doesn't have to
    be the fridge) and they're perfectly happy.

    Miche

    --
    Electricians do it in three phases

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 11 Sep 2011 10:21:03 +1200, Miche <[email protected]> wrote:

    > They're good keepers. Put them in a cool, dark place (doesn't have to
    > be the fridge) and they're perfectly happy.


    I have done it and they do keep.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    dsi1 Guest

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    On 9/10/2011 4:46 AM, Bryan wrote:
    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    >
    > Guesses?
    >
    > --Bryan


    We call them Okinawan sweet potatoes here. You can sometimes get them on
    some Hawaiian plate lunches and that's always a treat. Most of the time,
    they are sliced and deep fried in a batter and served tempura style but
    people also make pies. It's a pretty whacky potato for most folks.

  17. #17
    Miche Guest

    Default Re: What the heck are those things?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Bob O'Dyne <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:02:05 -1000, dsi1
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    > > > Guesses?

    > > We call them Okinawan sweet potatoes here. You can sometimes get them on
    > > some Hawaiian plate lunches and that's always a treat. Most of the time,
    > > they are sliced and deep fried in a batter and served tempura style but
    > > people also make pies. It's a pretty whacky potato for most folks.

    >
    > Is there a taste difference from "real" potatoes? Yams are sweet; are
    > these things sweet?


    The ones in New Zealand taste like other potatoes -- not sweet.

    Miche

    --
    Electricians do it in three phases

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    isw Guest

    Default Re: What the heck are those things?

    In article <j4g4pj$7h7$[email protected]>,
    James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 9/10/2011 12:47 PM, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    > > On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:40:40 -0400, TFM®<[email protected]>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 07:46:38 -0700 (PDT), Bryan wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    > >>>
    > >>> Guesses?
    > >>>
    > >>> --Bryan
    > >>
    > >> They would be purple potatoes.
    > >>
    > >> A GIS for "purple food" gave it away.

    > >
    > > Are they purple potatoes - or white potatoes plus iodine? The
    > > purple potatoes I've had are purple all the way through.
    > >
    > > Jim

    >
    > Somehow, purple seems a wrong color for potatoes or any savory dish and
    > I get a vague feeling of disquiet. So much so, that I never buy "purple
    > potatoes :-( I guess I am accustomed to pickled beets but they are red
    > rather than purple.


    They're the right texture to make a pretty nifty potato salad.

    Isaac

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: What the heck are those things?

    On 9/10/2011 5:18 PM, Bob O'Dyne wrote:
    > On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:02:05 -1000, dsi1
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    >>> Guesses?

    >> We call them Okinawan sweet potatoes here. You can sometimes get them on
    >> some Hawaiian plate lunches and that's always a treat. Most of the time,
    >> they are sliced and deep fried in a batter and served tempura style but
    >> people also make pies. It's a pretty whacky potato for most folks.

    >
    > Is there a taste difference from "real" potatoes? Yams are sweet; are
    > these things sweet?
    >


    The Okinawan sweet potato is sweet. The simple way to serve this is to
    boil or steam until tender then serve sliced. That's it. It's served as
    a party food. I wouldn't add salt or butter. It's cooked and sliced with
    the peel on. You peel it when you eat it. I'm seeing a lot of haupia
    sweet potato pies around here. It's getting to be a very popular dish.

    http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono...an_sweet_.html



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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 11 Sep 2011 16:25:15 +1200, Miche <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Bob O'Dyne <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:02:05 -1000, dsi1
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/36178182@N08/6133206476/
    > > > > Guesses?
    > > > We call them Okinawan sweet potatoes here. You can sometimes get them on
    > > > some Hawaiian plate lunches and that's always a treat. Most of the time,
    > > > they are sliced and deep fried in a batter and served tempura style but
    > > > people also make pies. It's a pretty whacky potato for most folks.

    > >
    > > Is there a taste difference from "real" potatoes? Yams are sweet; are
    > > these things sweet?

    >
    > The ones in New Zealand taste like other potatoes -- not sweet.
    >


    The purple potatoes here taste like regular potatoes too.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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