Finally, potatoes of color have arrived at the Esselunga. We have been getting some very nice orange sweet potatoes. I was delighted when I found these purple ones and just had to try them. They were grown here in Italy. And I remember that last spring I got a bag of fingerling potatoes that were very good.
I lightly boiled and peeled them along with some regular potatoes.
Both ended up as a warm potato salad with green beans and a mustardy pancetta dressing. Very tasty on a cold spring night.
PS: I wrote this a few weeks ago. On Friday I went bag to the bag of potatoes, properly store in a cool, dry, dark place and a number of them had gone bad. They don’t have a long shelf life or were perhaps mistreated in shipment. I might try them again.