While we’re in Maui, we have a habit of stopping at every roadside fruit and veggie stand we pass. Usually, there’s lots of citrus, coconuts, passion fruit, and a mind-boggling diversity of avocados. But recently at a small outdoor market in Kula, we happened upon some purple potatoes brought in from the neighboring island, Molokai.
Loving Peruvian purple potatoes which we often buy at the Union Square market in NYC, we pounced on these and they did not disappoint. Here’s what they looked like before we cooked them:
We steamed them whole and cut them into thick slices to eat. Molokai purple potatoes are sweet and very creamy, with a hint of chestnut flavor. They are divine and needed no salt, butter, or any other embellishment!