I do weird with potato, don't I? While most of you roast or bake them, toss them in salad, add them to soup or make mashed potatoes out of them, I steam them. And stir-fry! When selecting potato for stir-frying, a potato with firm texture will be ideal, just like the Purple Passion* from Tasteful Selections.
For this dish, I use low-temperature cooking and let the steam from the heat partially cook the vegetable mixture in the covered pan. I wanted my vegetables to be tender-crisp. Not soggy. This dish looks very festive being so colorful ! And adding rainbow colors to your meals is definitely encouraged! The flavors are fresh and refreshing esp. with that added touch of not-so-ripe mango. So unveils my Purple Potatoes Stir-Fry with Mango and Bell Peppers.
Purple Potatoes Stir-Fry with Mango and Bell Peppers
Adapted from Sour and Spicy Potato Stir-Fry 酸辣土豆丝
Ingredients: 1 green onion, finely diced; 1 tsp minced garlic; about 6 purple potatoes, thinly sliced (Note: I use Purple Passion from Tasteful Selections); 1/4 red and green bell peppers, thinly sliced; few thin slices of mango (Note1: Use mangoes that are not totally over-ripen soft so that the dish will not turn on soggy); pinch of salt and ground white pepper to taste
Directions: Add green onions and garlic and saute in oil till fragrant. Add potatoes and lightly toss with green onions and garlic. Turn down the heat, cover pan and cook for about 5 minutes. Add in bell peppers. Toss and combine in the pan. Cover pan and cook for about 5 minutes under low heat. Just before all the veggies get cooked, add the mango, toss and combine, cover pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
In Dr Oz ultimate antioxidant checklist - I saw purple potatoes under the umbrella of purple-color veggies and fruits such as grapes and blueberries. Oh yeah!
*Thank you, Tasteful Selections for the opportunity to create another Ooh-Ahh moments following my Steamed Potatoes!
I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Stay healthy. Be happy!
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