Chunky Purple Majesty Potatoes

Gorgeous in purple, blue and hints of fuchsia :)
Oh did you watch the royal wedding yesterday? It was just stunning and even the dreary clouds parted for the sun to shine at the very moment Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge!) arrive at Westminster Abbey! Peggy was lucky to be at Hyde Park celebrating with the rest of Britain ;)

I didn't time this post to be up the day after, it is after all just a humble tuber with a majestic name and with like, only 10 times the level of antioxidants relative to its white cousin! Surely that makes it a royal of the potatoes :)

I first made this side to accompany Duck and Orange Gastrique but this recipe calls for an encore any day with any meat dish

  • 6 purple potatoes, washed and scrubbed clean
  • 3 small shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil 
  • A pinch of fleur de sel
  • A pinch of white pepper
  • Few sprigs of parsley, minced
First read it from Smitten Kitchen
Recipe from Micheal Anthony

  1. Boil a large pot of water and add a large pinch of sea salt at boiling point
  2. Add potatoes to the pot and let boil for 20 minutes or until tender
  3. Once ready peel off the skin while it's still warm and place it on a large plate
  4. Use a fork to roughly mash the potatoes, keeping some pieces chunky 
  5. Add shallot and drizzle lemon juice and olive oil over it
  6. Add a pinch of fleur de sel and white pepper
  7. Garnish with parsley and serve!


  1. Looks majestic with its grand purple colour...I like it a lot:D

  2. Very regal, I might add some yellow lemon rind to top off a psychedelic medley of colours and flavours :)

  3. The purple is just stunning. I have bought the multi colored fingerlings before, but I have never made a dish solely of purple potatoes. I really like the look and you cannot beat the antioxidents!!

  4. Gorgeous potatoes! This is the first time I ever heard of purple potatoes. Do they taste like the ordinary potatoes?

  5. This looks amazing, I have seen this spuds alot lately in the shops, i'll have to give it a go!

  6. Wow that color is majestic =). Like your wood background and the 2nd photo especially too!

  7. Yeah, I really am drooling. This looks amazing. Thanks for posting- I can't wait to try it myself!

  8. That's really beautiful!! And it's amazing, the diferent colors!! It's original.

  9. I love the colours of this dish, and it's super healthy too! I did watch the wedding, it was pretty surreal right? (In a good way!)

  10. so prettttty indeed! apparently the squeeze of lemon turns the purple pink?!

  11. @Apron and Sneakers
    The purple ones do taste almost like the white potato, if there's a blind taste I'm not sure if I can tell the difference :P

    Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets
    Thanks for the compliment! :)

    Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane
    YES! It's so wonderful that everyone shares their joy and happiness, I think that's a big bonus ;)

    True! The lemon juice makes turns the purple pink!

  12. Love the color! I have yet to try purple potato, I need to look out for it, I want more different colors food in my diet. :)

  13. Yes! I really enjoyed the royal wedding, everything was perfect! Beautiful plate of potatoes. Love the colour!

  14. Hello, in Holland we call them trufle potatoes.
    Indeed very pretty and to me the taste is a little sweeter than ordinary potatoes.

  15. I like the royal angle with these potatoes, and purple potatoes are as fun to eat as they are delicious! They sound great with the lemon.

  16. I love colorful food. Makes it so much more fun to eat :)

  17. @Little Corner of Mine
    After all, we eat with our eyes :)

    @Gerry/gewoon lekker gewoon
    Hi Gerry, thanks for sharing!

  18. This is the second purple potato recipe for today and I love the color. It makes eating potatoes a new experience.

  19. What a fantastic colour! I wonder if it would stay purple if you made it into gnocchi?

  20. Sweet potato can also be used to achieve a different taste.