Patata di montagna del Medio Sangro, Patana muntagnola

The Patata di montagna del Medio Sangro, also known as Patana muntagnola, is a traditional potato variety that is native to the region of Abruzzo in Italy. It can be found in specific towns and communes of Abruzzo, such as Castel di Sangro, Roccaraso, and Rivisondoli.

The history of this potato variety dates back to ancient times when it was cultivated by the local communities in the mountainous areas of Abruzzo. The unique climate and soil conditions of the region contribute to the distinct flavor and texture of the Patata di montagna del Medio Sangro.

This potato variety has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Products) certification, which guarantees its authenticity and traditional production methods. The specifications for the Patata di montagna del Medio Sangro include the exclusive use of local seeds, cultivation at altitudes above 800 meters, and a minimum maturation period of 120 days.

One popular recipe that showcases the deliciousness of this potato variety is “Patate alla Sangrina.” To prepare this dish, the potatoes are boiled until tender and then sautéed with olive oil, garlic, and rosemary. Another recipe is “Gnocchi di Patate,” where the potatoes are boiled, mashed, and mixed with flour to create soft dumplings that are typically served with a tomato-based sauce.

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