Patata di Monte San Giacomo

Patata di Monte San Giacomo is a type of potato that is grown in the Campania region of Italy. It is specifically cultivated in the towns and communes of Monte San Giacomo, Polla, Atena Lucana, and Sala Consilina. This potato is known for its unique flavor and texture, which is attributed to the volcanic soil in which it is grown.

The Patata di Monte San Giacomo has been recognized as a PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) by the Italian government. This recognition ensures that the potato is grown and produced according to specific guidelines and standards. For example, the potato must be grown in the designated areas using traditional farming methods, and it must be harvested by hand.

One popular recipe that features the Patata di Monte San Giacomo is the potato and mushroom soup. To make this dish, the potatoes are boiled and then mashed, and then combined with sautéed mushrooms, garlic, and onions. The mixture is then simmered with chicken or vegetable broth until it reaches a creamy consistency.

Another recipe that highlights the flavor of the Patata di Monte San Giacomo is the potato and rosemary pizza. This pizza features a thin crust that is topped with mashed potatoes, rosemary, and olive oil. The pizza is then baked until the crust is crispy and the potatoes are golden brown.

Sources:
– “Patata di Monte San Giacomo.” Prodotti Tipici Campani. https://www.prodottitipicicampani.it/prodotto/patata-di-monte-san-giacomo/
– “PAT – Traditional Agri-Food Product.” Italian Food Excellence. https://www.italianfoodexcellence.com/pat-traditional-agri-food-product/
– “Potato and Mushroom Soup.” Italian Food Forever. https://www.italianfoodforever.com/2011/11/potato-and-mushroom-soup/
– “Potato and Rosemary Pizza.” Food Network. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/potato-and-rosemary-pizza-recipe-1945635