Potatoes of the Canary Islands

In looking for a flight to Lisbon, one option given to us was a stopover in the Canary Islands. Who would have thought? We knew little of Canary Island cuisine, so we were pleased to see that Food and Think did a feature on the  best (and worst) of Canarian cuisine. It turns out the Canaries are known for their potatoes. The Canary Islands were one of the last places in Europe to be introduced to the tuber, and there are still heirloom Andean varieties grown there. One of the most famous Canarian potato dishes is known by the name of “wrinkly potatoes (papas arrugadas)” – we found a recipe on Tastespotting.

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