Purple potato pie cooked with passion

purple potato pie of villa campestri olive oil resort

For all those who have a passion for healthy and traditional cuisine, the purple potato pie is definitely one of the recipes that all agree.

The Purple potato pie, ally of health

Besides being good, the purple potato pie is also healthy because purple potato is rich in precious antioxidants that play a vital role in keeping our body healthy and sheltered from certain diseases such as cancer, strokes, and heart attack.

Since it’s of a very old quality, purple potato has not undergone genetic modification, so it preserves all its organoleptic properties.

In particular, the purple color of these potatoes is associated, as in the case of other fruits and vegetables that have this coloration, such as red grapes or coupons, with strong antioxidant power.

The purple potato in typical Tuscan cuisine

Potato is a tuber cultivated since the times of aztec and incaic civilization, purple quality takes its name
from the distinctive violet color of the inner flesh.

The toughest, thicker skin usually has a color closer to dark brown, blue or black, which is why it is also called black potato or blue potato.

Typical Tuscan cuisine really makes a large use of violet potato, which we find in fillings, as in tortelli, but also in the first and side dishes.

In addition to the purple potato pie, it is also used very much alone, boiled or baked, but also for preparing many appetizing dishes of the agricultural tradition.

Purple potato recipes

There are various ways to cook this miraculous tuber, but here is a small list of purple potato recipes to taste your fantasy in the kitchen:

  1. Purple Potato Pie;
  2. Purple potato gnocchi;
  3. Purple potato chips with onion;
  4. Tagliata with purple potato puree;
  5. Breaded octopus with purple potato.

The purple potato pie

In order to let you enjoy this delight, we disclose the recipe. Here are the ingredients of the purple potato pie that make this delicious dish so unique.


  • 1 kg of violet potato;
  • 50 g of butter;
  • 70 g Parmigiano Reggiano Grated Dop;
  • 2 fresh eggs;
  • Salt and pepper;
  • 150 g of fior di latte;
  • Baked ham;
  • Bread crumbs.

The preparation is really simple, and it mainly involves baking potatoes with salt water, and adding one by one all the ingredients by mixing very well.

Prior to cooking, the coarse cut of fior di latte is added. Then bake the purple potato pie in the oven already warm to 180 ° for 40 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

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