The Patata rossa di Terranova del Pollino is a unique red potato variety that is grown in the region of Basilicata, Italy. It is specifically cultivated in the towns and communes of Terranova del Pollino, Mormanno, and Viggianello. This special potato can be found in local markets, grocery stores, and specialty food shops in these areas.
The Patata rossa di Terranova del Pollino is known for its vibrant red skin and creamy yellow flesh. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes, from soups and stews to salads and side dishes. One popular recipe that features this potato is Patate al forno con rosmarino e aglio (oven-roasted potatoes with rosemary and garlic). Another delicious dish is Patate fritte (fried potatoes), which showcases the natural flavor and texture of the potato.
This unique potato variety has been recognized with the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) certification, which ensures that it is grown and produced according to specific standards and traditions. The Patata rossa di Terranova del Pollino must meet the following specifications to receive the PDO designation:
– Grown in the designated area of production
– Cultivated using traditional methods
– Harvested and processed according to specific guidelines