Blue potatoes are pretty much like any other potato but they are blue with a hard texture. They store nicely over the winter so you can have blue potatoes all winter long. Blue potatoes cook up like other potatoes but they will be the color blue so for some recipes they may not look appealing if you are not expecting the blue color. Serve blue potatoes on a white plate and they are not as shocking, Serve them on a plate of another color like green or yellow and you get a whole different dining experience.
Mashed potatoes make with blue potatoes will be blue. They can be a nice conversation piece during a meal with friends and everyone will want to try them. A bowl of blue mashed potatoes adds color to a diner table. Put some gravy on blue mashed potatoes and they don’t look so good but they still taste like a potato.
Fried potatoes made with blue potatoes are a nice color blue. The blue color does not disappear when the potatoes are cooked. They can look strange at first but once you taste them you realize how good they can be.
Adding blue potatoes to soup and stew will also add color to the meal. You may find the blue color unappealing but they taste like any potato and the color can be fun. In soup the blue in the potato can make the broth a blue color as well.
A meal with blue potatoes as a side dish is a colorful dinner. The blue color is not an expected color for food but once you get use to the blue color you start to enjoy it and other colored potatoes look pale.
Blue potatoes are fun to cook for special occasions like Halloween where you want to serve goofy colored food. You don’t need to add food coloring to a blue potato.
Blue potatoes can be hard to grow and even harder to dig out of the soil since the blue color can match the soil color and they can be hard to find. Especially the smaller potatoes can hide as you are out in your garden digging potatoes.
After digging up blue potatoes store them in a cool area like a root cellar or a cold corner in a basement. Warm temperatures will cause the potato to sprout. Once a blue potato sprouts you can still use it to plant in a garden and grow more blue potatoes and it will do very well.