Move over tater tots, these tasty potato puffs are the new kid in town! A delicious little potato bite with Parmesan cheese, Greek yogurt, and chives, all wrapped up in a cute little purple package. Perfect for your next party or get together!
Does some food just make you smile?
Maybe it is because they are your favorites, maybe they remind you of childhood memories, or maybe they are just plain fun.
Well, that is how I feel about purple potatoes. I think the color just brings out the kid in me. Every time I make them I can hear my Mom whispering in my ear, “Stop playing with your food!”.
But Mommmmm, I can’t help it. These potatoes are just too ding dang cute!
The first time I ran across purple potatoes at my local market I really had no idea what they were. I knew they looked like potatoes, but how could a potato be purple? I asked the produce guy and he assured me that yes, they were in fact potatoes. My curiosity got the best of me and I bought 2 pounds immediately.
The first thing I made was mashed potatoes. I was seriously shocked at how purple the cooked potatoes are. I actually giggled when I finished making them. I wished I had known about them when my kids were little. They would have loved to see these purple mashed potatoes their plate!
The second thing I tried with them were my potato pancakes. They just brightened up the breakfast plate and immediately put me into a good mood.
I ask you, who could be in a bad mood when they are greeted by bright purple potato pancakes in the morning?
I think no one, that’s who!
Having been born in the midwest, potatoes are pretty much a way of life with me.
Purple Potato Puffs – Move over tater tots, these tasty potato puffs are the new kid in town! A delicious little potato bite with Parmesan cheese, Greek yogurt, and chives, all wrapped up in a cute little purple package. Perfect for your next party or get together!
1 pound purple fingerling potatoes, chopped
1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plus more for topping
1/4 cup milk (or enough to get the potatoes to the desired constancy)
1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped (reserve some for garnish)
Freshly cracked black pepper
3 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
How to cook Purple Potato Puffs
Place potatoes in a large pot and add enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil and cook about 12 minutes, or until a fork easily inserts into the potatoes.
Drain and return to the hot pot, rice or mash the potatoes and then add the yogurt and chives. Mash a bit more and add milk as needed. Adjust seasoning. Set aside to cool (about 30 minutes).
Heat the oven to 400°F and spray a mini-muffin tin with vegetable oil cooking spray.
Whisk together the mashed potatoes, the eggs, and Parmesan cheese. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the potato cups are set, lightly browned on top, and hot throughout. Let cool for about 5 minutes in the pan, then remove them from the pan
Serve warm topped with Greek yogurt and chives.
Sat. Fat (grams)
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The first time I ever saw purple potatoes in action was on a JetBlue flight- they were handing out their signature Terra Blue chips and I was shocked! These puffs seem as delicious as they are fun. Have a feeling I could gobble up a plate in no time!
As weekend is few hours away, I am totally in mood of giving treat myself by making this Purple Potato Puffs and I have also invited few colleagues who are working with me at Assignment Help Folks offering many subject oriented assignment writing help including marketing http://www.assignmenthelpfolks.com/marketing/, business, health & food etc. let’s see how they like the dish, I will sure share their opinion here. Loved the recipe and seems not hard to cook.
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