AMERICAN POTATOES (sweet potatoes)
The sweet potato, also known as sweet potato and less commonly as yam is a species in the family Convolvulaceae, cultivated in tropical regions for suoirizotuberi edible, sweet and starchy. Despite the common name of "sweet potato" or "American", the relationship with the common potato is minimal, since the latter belong to the Solanaceae family, such as tomatoes. In Italy, the sweet potato is recognized as a traditional food product and included in the list published in the Official Gazette of the regions of Puglia and Veneto.
They are floury, because very starchy. They are suitable for the preparation of mashed potatoes, dumplings, croquettes, soufflés and, in general, for all compounds soft potato.
They are also called potatoes. They are distinguished for their delicate flavor and thin skin. Come from areas with a Mediterranean climate and are harvested in the spring, before the full maturity, have a thin skin and tender flesh. Thanks to their low calorie are ideal for low-calorie diets. If you are fresh you can be cooked in their skins, after they have been well scrubbed under running water, rubbing vigorously with a towel to remove the outer skin. Are excellent roasted in the oven, steamed and sauteed.
They have a firm and compact, which remains consistent even after long cooking. The red potatoes are ideal boiled, baked or stewed and fried. A Cetica , in a small center Arezzo area , Tuscany, is grown a high quality variety. Today, the "Red" Cetica is beloved , thanks to its tasty and slightly salty taste, which led to the tables of famous restaurants and the kitchens of top chefs.
Potato cultivation in Sardinia has established itself in the Lower Campidano where he found the availability of a microclimate and soil particularly suitable. The soil is sandy-loam texture , with neutral pH slightly alkaline, with a significant amount of exchangeable Calcium and this determines an exceptional quality of the potato in terms of presentation, the effect of a shiny skin and a pale yellow color, which taste. VISIT THE PATAIÒ WEBPAGE
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