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How should I prepare purple potatoes?

I like to make a purple mashed potato mixture by peeling & boiling them ...then I season them with salt & pepper....then I squeeze a little lime juice, (this really accentuates their electric blue color)....then I add some chopped cilantro or green onion.....then I take a handful and stuff with cheese ( my favorite is brebis feta, more traditional might be something akin to muenster) make a little 1" patty....and finally griddle on each side until crispy in a little duck fat ( another cooking medium will do but without the ducky lusciousness). In Ecuador they call these Llapingauchos.

Mar 28, 2009
michouxxoo in Home Cooking

Saffron - I need your best recipe!

I like making a nut masala with 1/2 cup blanched almonds, 1/2 cup raw cashew, 1 cup shelled unsalted pistachios, 1 Tbs. lightly toasted ground green cardamom, and finally 1 tsp. saffron threads. Finely process the nuts, add the cardamom and saffron threads. Keep in an airtight container An aromatic garnish for ice cream or sorbet, Steep in cream for pannacotta or creme brulee, nice in angel food cake, delicious with a little honey in steamed milk!

Mar 19, 2009
michouxxoo in Home Cooking