When someone achieves something without having the right skills, merits or even less knowledge for that success, they are said to have had potatoes. In most parts of Europe the term having potatoes is familiar, so I can probably associate it with a random luck symbol and a happy outcome despite bad choices. We talk a lot these days about happiness, and less about potatoes. In fact, it amazes me that potatoes aren’t mentioned more often. Last but not least, we mainly grew potatoes. Since Marie-Thérèse ordered its cultivation, it has been our main local food. The order from above came with the intention of preventing the severe famine that threatened Europe at the time. People did not understand that an otherwise poisonous plant has edible tubers full of starch. Even though they smelled bad, the potatoes still saved them.
Potatoes grow even in bad weather, you plant them anywhere, in any flower bed and even on the balcony. You can grow it in a straw box. I imagine we could plant a lot with him, so with luck. Large parking lots, shopping malls, would grow along cycle paths and on abandoned no man’s land. Even a stupid farmer grows thick potatoes, then? I suggest that self-sufficient thinking about potatoes be included among meaningful New Year’s resolutions. I mean, the decision to do more biking next year doesn’t really make sense, because my bike has been aging in the shed for several seasons. However, I can decide to give another bed to potatoes and other vegetables that grow well in our country. When the period we all struggle with ends, we can hopefully say we had potatoes last. If there will be enough potatoes in the pantries and on the plates, we fear nothing worse.
Potatoes baked according to this recipe will definitely surprise you with their taste. It is cooked on coconut fat and rolled in coconut flakes. The result is crazy, one would say in the past. With imagination, the recipe could be called snowy potatoes, especially when there is no real snow even on postcards. There won’t be any special work with the kitchen, it’s more than affordable, we all love potatoes, so you can’t go wrong.
new year potatoes
Ingredients for two.
- 600 g medium-thick potatoes
- 2 tablespoons coconut fat
- 2 tablespoons fine coconut flakes
1. Peel a squash, grate it and cut it into quarters. Cook it in fairly salted water for five to ten minutes. The cooking time depends on the type of potato, it is absolutely necessary to put it aside before it begins to soften on the edges.
2. Turn on the oven at 200 degrees.
3. Drain the boiled potatoes completely, preferably in a large colander, then return them to the empty, still hot pot in which you cooked them. Sprinkle with coconut flakes, cover and shake to allow the coconut to stick to the moist potatoes.
4. Heat the coconut fat in a sufficiently large baking dish. Sprinkle the coconut potatoes over it and flatten to cover the bottom in a single layer.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for about half an hour.