Smashed Purple Parsley Potatoes

Smashed Purple Potatoes

Every wonder what to do with purple potatoes? You could make purple potato salad which usually ends up being gray. Blue/ Purple potato soup, that is so passé after Renée Zellweger cooked it for Colin Firth in “Bridget Jones’ Diary”. Purple mashed, maybe not. Purple potato slices with crème fraîche and caviar, maybe if I ate caviar which I don’t. I just read Angie’s post today with Rainbow Kale Pizza using purple potatoes. Now that sounds delicious.

Out of ideas? I did the research for you. Here’s a recipe to showcase your purple potatoes in style. Notice how the salmon color contrasts with the purple potatoes. Tasty and visually pleasing. Enjoy! I’m taking my color coordinated meal to Fiesta Friday with hosts Angie, Andrea and Sylvia

Blue smashed parsley potatoes
Select potatoes and garlic.

Blue smashed parsley potatoes
Finely chop fresh parsley and garlic , salt and pepper, mix with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Blue smashed parsley potatoes
Boil potatoes until tender, smash with a heavy drinking glass into smashed rounds.

Top potatoes with the parsley, olive oil mixture and bake at 400 F for 20 minutes until golden and crisp. Serve warm with your main dish. I baked a salmon filet wrapped in foil for 20 minutes along side the potatoes. Salmon is fabulous with a dash of salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon.

Blue smashed parsley potatoes
Baked salmon and blue smashed parsley potatoes

12 Comments Add yours

  1. thebrookcook says:

    Nice! I love purple potatoes! So pretty 🙂

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    1. I thought they were prettier before I cooked them. 🙂


  2. Karen says:

    I occasionally cook with purple potatoes…along with the orange salmon, you created a colorful and tasty meal. The last time I cooked with the potatoes, I added them to clam chowder for a little added color to an otherwise white meal.


  3. A favorite side dish is roasted potatoes; white, red and blue 🙂 I never have cooked with just blue potatoes.


    1. Judi, Roasted potatoes sounds great. I was mostly playing with my food for this post.


  4. Wow, love these purple potatoes, they look gorgeous! They are quite difficult to find in the supermarket though and I am really not talented with growing anything! 😉 Thanks so much for sharing and bringing this along to the Fiesta! hugs, Sylvia


    1. I love my CSA for just that reason. It makes me find beautiful ways to cook new and interesting veggies that I never see in a grocery store. Thanks for the cyber hug, Sylvia


  5. Ngan R. says:

    What a visual feast! I enjoy purple potatoes when they come in my CSA box (I very rarely see them in markets) and I often make a salad like this. I agree it’s great with salmon!


    1. Ngan, only food bloggers really understand the beauty of color coordinated food on a plate. 🙂


  6. These look yummy for the eyes and mouth!


  7. Thanks Michelle, you make the most gorgeous food.


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