I started looking into purple sweet potatoes. I thought I would share with you a bit of my research from this weekend and holiday break. Ever heard of purple sweet potatoes? They cost about $2.49 a pound at whole foods
I have formed an opinion that all things purple in the vegetable world are extra special. Listed below are a few links on the topic which influenced me.
Another purple item (bonus content) first one is cabbage!
If you wanted to plant your own in a bucket or bag this summer, you can buy what they call “slips” or seedlings to start your crop.
You can also make them at home and this is a good time of year to plan for the spring.
Water or soil approach to make your own slips
This morning I boiled 2# of purple sweet potatoes diced into 2″ cubes for about 12 minutes (left the skins on as the hold 10x the antioxidants). Mashed them up with a cup of sauteed onions, added tsp of pepper, 1/2 tsp of sea salt and 1/4 cup of garbanzo bean flour as a binder and mixed. Got my griddle hot to 425 degrees and flattened 1/2 cup portions to make 10 potato cakes. Cooked them about 8 minutes a side until crunchy on the outside.