Greenmarket Grub: Donut Peaches
When you are at your local farmers’ market, and you see regular peaches are two dollars a pound, and donut peaches are twice that, you may think (as I did), eh, whatever, peaches are peaches and one peach is as good as another.
I am here to tell you: that thinking is wrong.
WRONG WRONG WRONG.
Donut peaches (also called saturn peaches, saucer peaches, or pan tao peaches) are, quite simply, the best peaches I have ever eaten. They’re almost as juicy as a bigger yellow peach — which is sometimes a good thing, unless you don’t mind sticky hands/arms/face at work — but being smaller, it’s easier to handle. What they lack in size, they make up for by being incredibly sweet; not gross, cloying sweet, but omg-this-is-the-peachiest-mothereffing-peach-I-have-ever-eaten sweet.
Now, I usually end a Greenmarket Grub entry with a recipe of some kind that uses the fruit or vegetable in question, but in this case, I just can’t. I can’t imagine wanting to do anything with these peaches besides set them in a pretty bowl on the counter and eat them out of hand, one after the other.
I love peaches, but I am so snobby about them, I almost never buy them. I am definitely trying these.
Me too — I’ve come to expect that any peach I buy is probably not going to be as good as I think it’s going to be, but these are amazing.
I’m glad that you got some of these that tasted well worth the price.
I got these at the market and suspect the price had caused them to be there a little too long, thus the flavorless granular peaches that we did NOT enjoy. But they were so cute…
Cut to shot of moldy expensive peaches in the trash
Oh, that is a truly a shame when that happens. I had the same happen to a container of little yellow plums this week. :P