Canarian Stuffed Potatoes

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How to prepare delicious Canarian-style stuffed potatoes?

The Canarian stuffed potatoes are a recipe that despite of having a laborious elaboration is a dish that everyone loves.

An excellent traditional Canarian recipe created due to the direct influence of South America and the gastronomic culture of the archipelago.

It is a laborious dish but with a delicious common flavor prepared in many of the Canarian families. It is based on potatoes stuffed with a sauce, served with fish or meat, since this recipe is very versatile.

Preparation time:

90 minutes of preparation and 3 hours of resting. 

We recommend to prepare the sauces and the fyring the night before, so they can gain flavor while resting.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 2 potatoes in the size of a fist per person
  • 3 onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 12 tomatoes
  • Nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • Flour
  • White wine
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sugar
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  • Cut the onions and garlic into small pieces.
  • Add a good shot of oil in a frying pan over medium heat and add the onion and garlic.
  • When the onion is almost translucent, add a hint of grated nutmeg and a stream of white wine and let it reduce.
  • Once the frying is done, add the meat and cook it together with the vegetables, after that we store it to rest.

How to prepare the tomato sauce

  • Peel, seed and cut the tomatoes.
  • We cut the onion into dices.
  • We take a saucepan, pour oil and over medium heat and add the onion to poach.
  • When the onion is translucent, add the tomatoes and cook it at medium heat. We recommend to add a little bit of sugar to eliminate the acidity of the tomato.

Filling of the potatoes and finishing

  • While our basics are resting, peel and empty carefully the potatoes. This procedure has many different ways of doing, we from Volcanic Xperience recommend you to empty the potatoes the way that seems most comfortable to you.
  • Once they are peeled, we will fill them with the meat and after that cover them with egg and flour.
  • Let’s heat some oil in a frying pan and add the potatoes to get a delicious crust.
  • Once finished, we cover the potatoes with the fried tomato sauce. It is very important that there is a good amount of sauce, because everyone will want to dip some bread in it.
  • Let the potato rest with the open side up, so that the filling does not fall out, and let the heat and flavors do its effect.
  • When the potatoes are cooked, it is time to turn off the fire and let this “art work” rest for about 3 hours.

A dish that takes a lot of work, but the canarian stuffed potatoes definitely deserve it.

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