January 11, 2013 by Sam
I absolutely love the color in purple potatoes & like to pick them up whenever I see them at the market. Nutrition-wise, potatoes are okay in moderation. Taste-wise, potatoes are awesome.
Purple potatoes are high in anthocyanin – the antioxidant found in purple, blue & red fruits & vegetables. When eating potatoes, it’s best to peel the skin off as that is where the potentially harmful glycoalkaloids are most concentrated.
This side dish is simple, easy & sure to please everyone – who doesn’t like potatoes? Raclette cheese is pretty pungent so you can always substitute with another semi-firm cheese if you’re not a believer that with cheese, the stinkier the better!
2 lbs. purple potatoes
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. basil
3/4 tsp. paprika
1 tbs. olive oil
Salt & pepper, to taste
3 1/2 oz. Raclette cheese, or other semi-firm cheese
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Peel & cut the potatoes into uniform size and add to a medium size mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients & toss well to coat the potatoes.
Bake for 20 minutes then top with cheese & broil on low until bubbly & slightly golden – about 3 minutes.