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Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

Hello, everyone! I've searched around, and I've seen posts about red potatoes (didn't see pickled okra), but I still have yet to find them in person. Has anyone seen red potatoes recently? Pickled okra is something I doubt I'll find, but since I'm looking, I thought I would ask anyway.

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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

In Zurich, preferred, of course. I work in Schaffhausen, though, so if you've seen them there (or somewhere in-between), that works, too!
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

Tried the Jelmoli Food-Court?
They had all kinds of weird potatoes there last time I looked.

Which one do you have in mind?
http://kartoffel.ch/index.php?id=162
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

Umm, I think what I'm looking for is "Laura" on that link.

I did look in Jelmoli and Globus, but it has been a while. I should go again this week and check. Thanks for the reminder!
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

Desiree looks right, too. I didn't realize there was more than one type of red potato, though I should not be surprised. I guess I've just never been faced with more than one to choose from!
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

Maybe try Landi?

http://www.fenaco-landesprodukte.ch/...te-detail.aspx
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

Red inside or out? There's Cheyenne - red skinned and a bit yellow flesh. I've seen them all over, but more in autumn - not sure if they are seasonal.
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

I just bought Cheyenne potatoes via Coop@home. They are red skinned.
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

Pickle your own.

Okra can be found in most Asian shops.

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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

this. i had a hankering for some okra lately and just got some yesterday at the asian shop. gonna cook it up tonight!
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

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Pickle your own.

Okra can be found in most Asian shops.

Tom
But wear rubber gloves - the last time I pickled okra, I ended up with ladies fingers.
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

Sorry for the delay, but apparently this doesn't notify you every time there is a reply!

Yes, I'm talking about red-skinned ones. Thanks for the tip about Coop@home - I wasn't aware they were called Cheyenne potatoes. I've not used that service before, so I'll have to check it out anyway. I've also not been to Landi. Unsure what that is, but I will check it out as well. Thank you!

Oh, and I'm not sure I'm up to pickling it myself. haha A bit lazy! Though since we're on the topic, every jar of pickles I've bought here have been sweet (despite saying they are dill and/or "sauer"). Do truly sour dill pickles not exist here? Going to the states next week, and now I'll have to add pickles to the list. I miss them!
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

not sure what you mean by pickled Okra.

We find Okra in jars in Ottos food section, with a slice of tomato and lemon juice*. They do not always have them, but more than 60% when we look. Possibly Radikal might have them as seem to have similiar items. Otherwise as you are in Zurich look in a Turkish shop.

We use them in Chicken & Okra meal, as rare to find fresh okra.
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

Turkish shops have pickled okra. Sometimes you even find it in the Turkish section of regular supermarkets here.

Red potatoes are rare here, sadly.

As for dill pickles: The Swiss like French and German style vinegar pickles, not the salt pickles that dill pickles are a variety of. When in Germany, I stock up on "Salzgurken", which are naturally fermented salt pickles and quite close to American dill pickles. (If you ever lived in a part of USA with a large eastern European background, then you may have had naturally fermented dills before, and the German Salzgurken are basically the same.)
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

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Red inside or out? There's Cheyenne - red skinned and a bit yellow flesh. I've seen them all over, but more in autumn - not sure if they are seasonal.
I guess OP's referring to those red outside, the other ones are called sweet potatoes.
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

Our local supermarket in France always has red potatoes (HyperMarché Pontarlier).
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

Bless you, this expains so much. I've been wondering how to find something more akin to what you can get in North America. And I know that I've bought something similar in Germany only I didn't know that it was called "Salzgurken". I'm on it now though!
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

I just came across these red potatoes:
https://www.farmy.ch/kartoffeln-desiree-rot-ungewaschen

This kind I also saw in autumn in the farmers' market.
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Re: Anyone seen red potatoes or pickled okra?

There were plenty of red locally grown potatoes on the market in Neuchatel yesterday morning. No idea what variety they were.
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