When someone succeeds in something without actually having the right skills, merits, or even less knowledge for that success, we say he had potatoes. In most parts of Europe, the term having potatoes is familiar, so I can probably associate it with a symbol of random luck and a happy outcome despite poor choices. There’s a lot of talk 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 mostly grew on potatoes. Ever since Maria Theresa ordered it to be cultivated, it has been our main local food. The order from above came with the aim 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 saved them anyway.
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 bike paths and on abandoned no-man’s land. Even a stupid farmer grows thick potatoes, so? I suggest that self-care thinking about potatoes be one of the New Year’s resolutions that makes sense. I mean, the decision to cycle more next year doesn’t make real sense, as my bike has been aging in the garden shed for several seasons. However, I can decide to give another flower bed to potatoes and other vegetables that grow well in our country. When the period that we all have a hard time with ends, we will hopefully say that we had potatoes last. If there will be enough potatoes in the pantries and on the plates, we are not afraid of anything worse.
Potatoes baked according to this recipe will definitely surprise you with their taste. It is baked on coconut fat and rolled in coconut flakes. The result is crazy, we would say in earlier times. With imagination, the recipe could be called snow potatoes, especially when there is no real snow even on postcards. There will be no special work with cooking, it is more than affordable, we all love potatoes, so you can’t go wrong with it.
New Year’s potatoes
Ingredients for two.
600 g of medium-thick potatoes
2 tablespoons coconut fat
2 tablespoons fine coconut flakes
- 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 should definitely be set aside before it starts to soften along the edges.
- Turn the oven to 200 degrees.
- Drain the boiled potatoes completely, preferably in a large strainer, then return them to the empty and still hot pot in which you cooked them. Sprinkle with coconut flakes, cover and shake to allow the coconut to stick to the damp potatoes.
- Heat the coconut fat in a suitably large baking pan. Sprinkle the coconut potatoes on it and flatten it to cover the bottom in one layer.
- Bake in a preheated oven for about half an hour.