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Purple Potato Patties

I’ve been seeing purple potatoes in our local supermarkets lately, which reminded me that I had a recipe to share with you.  Purple potatoes have a moist and starchy consistency, I wouldn’t use them to make mashed potatoes because I think it could turn out gluey, but they are a great variety to use for roasting or baking.  I tried making purple potato patties with them, and they were an interesting side dish to add a little variety to our weekday meals.  I’d like to try roasting them, together with red and regular potatoes, I think I would cube them and roast them with some garlic, rosemary and olive oil… I’ll let you know how that turns out. I also saw a recipe for potato salad using them, which sounds interesting enough to try.

I’ve been getting a little bored with my weekday cooking lately and am looking to add some variety.  With these patties, even if it’s still potatoes… at least they’re purple!


Purple Potato Patties

Recipe adapted from Tasty Kitchen
Serves 4

2 cups purple mashed potatoes (about 5 or 6)
1 whole egg (large)
¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 spring onions, finely sliced (white and green parts)
3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oi


  1. In a medium bowl, combine potatoes, egg, flour, sliced spring onions (reserve some of the green parts, to use as garnish) salt and pepper. Form into uniform patties.
  2. Heat a 9-inch frying pan over medium heat. Add oil and swirl around the pan to evenly coat it. Add patties to pan. Cook on each side 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Garnish with reserved green parts of spring onion.

Purple Potato Patties

Purple Potato Patties

Purple Potato Patties

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