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Blue Potatoes and Baked Blue Potato Chips

Dave has always wanted to grow potatoes and this year he finally did. He planted blue potatoes on April 5th.

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I was just sure that he planted them too early. They even got snowed on in mid-April.

But, by mid-May, they had pretty flowers on them.

Blooming Potatoes

Yesterday, Dave decided to dig one of the plants up to see if we had any blue potatoes. We did!

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They are even blue on the inside.

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We decided to make baked potato chips out of them. We sliced them with our Pampered Chef slicer and then tossed them with a few tablespoons of peanut oil and sea salt.

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We placed them on cookie sheets with silicone baking mats and baked them at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. The cooking time varies with the thickness of the slices. A few of our slices were thicker and had to go back into the oven for a few more minutes.

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When they were crispy, we sprinkled them with a bit more sea salt and some finely minced fresh rosemary from our herb garden. Then we let them cool on a paper towel.

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The kids could not wait to try them.

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We were not surprised to get three enthusiastic two thumbs up ratings. Dave and I loved them too! Just looking at these pictures makes me want to make some more.

Three Two Thumbs Up

If you have a garden, consider growing some potatoes. They were much easier to grow than I thought they would be. (Especially with Dave doing all of the digging.) We all thought it was extra fun to grow blue ones.

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