June Farmers Market Finds: Baked Purple Potato Fries

Do you ever just crave fries?  They are the perfect side dish for a burger and as we approach the 4th of July weekend with and many people have hopes of grilling some burgers, here is my recommendation for a healthier fry.  I picked up some Peruvian Purple Potatoes at my local Farmers Market along with some zucchini and braising greens:


While you can substitute red or Yukon gold potatoes in this recipe, here are 3 reasons to stick with purple:
1)  Purple potatoes are higher in anti-oxidants than other varieties.
2)  They can help strengthen your immune system, regulate blood pressure and prevent certain types of cancer.
3)  Purple spuds have a nuttier flavor and a creamier texture – they are great mashed too!
Baked Purple Potato Fries
Ingredients / Nutrition Information:

  • Set oven to 350
  • Wash your potatoes
  • Slice into quarters length-wise and place skin side down in a glass baking dish
  • Peel and chop garlic, sprinkle garlic over top of potatoes
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper
  • Spritz with olive oil
  • Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes (check and stir after 20)
Question for you: Will you be grilling for the 4th of July?  Let me know what’s on the menu!




3 thoughts on “June Farmers Market Finds: Baked Purple Potato Fries

  1. Pingback: Food and Medicine | Cheers³

  2. Ah! I LOVE Purple Potatoes. They are a staple in the CSA box I get. I can’t tell if they taste better than normal potatoes or if I think they do just because they’re more fun!


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