Fresh Potatoes

cyprus potatoes

Fresh Potatoes

  • Made In Cyprus, Europe
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Cyprus is famous for its delicious potatoes, grown in the warm reddish brown soil found in the eastern part of the island.

Potatoes are one of the most nourishing foods known to humankind. Since they were first cultivated by ancient societies high in the Andes mountains, they have spread around the world and become a staple of many, many cuisines. They are the fifth most important crop in the world. Nearly 5,000 varieties of potatoes are now in cultivation. Potatoes are a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid. They also contain phytonutrients rich in antioxidants such as carotenoids, flavonoids, and caffeic acid.

Cyprus potatoes are waxy pale yellow tubers of a good size. They are versatile and work well in many dishes from salad to roasted potatoes. Chef Jamie Oliver’s website features this Cypriot recipe from one of his readers:

WARM CYPRUS POTATO AND TOMATO SALAD WITH FETA AND OREGANO

Ingredients

  • 4 large Cypriot potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 300 ml water
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh oregano
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 bag of baby spinach
  • 1 small block of feta cheese

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place the potatoes in a roasting pan with the onions and sprinkle with the cumin, salt, and pepper, and add the cinnamon stick. Drizzle with the olive oil and mix really well with your hands, then spread the tomatoes over the potatoes. Pour the water into the base of the pan, cover with kitchen foil, and place in the oven. Bake for 45 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 180°C. Remove the kitchen foil and bake for another 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Once they’re cooked, allow the potatoes to cool slightly, then place in a large mixing bowl. Add the vinegar and gently stir in the spinach until it has lightly wilted. Place in a serving dish and crumble over the feta cheese. The mixture should only be warm now so the cheese will not melt. Scatter the oregano over the dish and add a final drizzle of olive oil and some black pepper.

Never store potatoes in the refrigerator, as their starch content will turn to sugar, which sounds delicious but actually makes them taste terrible. In addition, don’t store potatoes with onions, as they each give off gases that will bring down the quality of the other. You want to store potatoes in a dark, dry place between 45F to 50F (between 7-10C), as higher temperatures, even room temperature, will make the potatoes sprout and dry out prematurely. Just keep them in a burlap or paper bag in a cupboard or somewhere else where they won’t get exposed to light and turn green.

Company Info

Contact Person: Nikos Andrea
Mailing Address: Koniele Trading LTD,
Evagorou 6, Dromolaxia, Cyprus 7020
Call/Text: 00 357 97 884776
Company Reg. No: HE343968