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More or less than meets the eye?

Isn’t it odd how our eyes have decided that certain colors mean certain things?  For instance purple/blue generally indicates something sweet like blueberries or perhaps plums.  But take a closer look at the photo; that’s nothing sweet, those are mashed potatoes.  Purple mashed potatoes. 
You might remember that a few weeks ago I made a batch of pink mashed potatoes from red potatoes that are red fleshed as well as red skinned.  This week I bought purple potatoes.  Again, they have purple flesh as well as purple skin.  When they are first cooked they are still deep colored but as I mixed in butter, milk and sour cream they turned a lighter shade of violet. 
Top them with a spoonful of sour cream and some bacon crumbles and what appears to be blueberry ice cream with whip cream and nuts turns out to be a savory treat. 
One Comment
  1. Kristy permalink
    17-Mar-2009 1:43 pm

    WOW. This dish is just way too awesome! You definitely had me fooled!

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