Our first stab at growing them was last year. It was very dry, we didn't irrigate and they just didn't turn out. The skins were nasty and they were so tiny that by the time I peeled them there wasn't much left. I ended up throwing most of them.
So this year we tried again. In the disorder of springtime we somehow ended up planting double the amount of blue potatoes we intended to plant. We had an outstanding crop-thus we now have A-LOT of blue potatoes.
The origin of the potato species is in south america-present day peru and bolivia
So now we have leftover blue mashed potatoes, which is a great starting point for lefse. We stand at the brink of achieving our noble goal-the elusive purple lefse. Last night we excitedly discussed the many unknowns....Will the dough roll out properly? Will the texture be the same? Will it maintain its color through cooking? WE JUST DON'T KNOW! I know you all can't wait for some purple lefse and I hate to leave you hanging on a cliff but you will just have to wait to find out.