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Truffle / Vitelotte Potato

A type of 'floury' potato (Solanum tuberosum), resembling a black truffle in appearance.

They are an ancient variety, and still popular in Peru, where they originated.

They amusingly retain their dark violet colour when cooked, and are at their best steamed or boiled, mashed, roasted or in salads - but make poor chips.

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