The most universally grown vegetable in the world, potatoes rank as one of civilization’s most important foods. The Inca peoples of Peru were growing potatoes in the Andes Mountains more than 7,000 years ago and the genetic heritage of this root vegetable is vast: around the world more than 4,000 potato varieties are in cultivation. When cooked with our ‘low and slow’ method in organic coconut oil and dashed with sea salt, this humble, utilitarian root vegetable takes on a whole new depth.
With more than 7,000 years of cultivation heritage to call upon, the humble potato, born as it was in the Andes Mountains, takes on an entirely new flavor when married to organic coconut oil and salt from ancient sea beds. With 4,000 years of documented historical use as a food, coconut oil is the perfect partner to this root vegetable; it brings out the earthy and balanced flavor of the potato while the subtle minerals in sea salt bring a touch of umami.