Sweet potato from Aljezur

A potato filled with history and flavour! http://www.tasteit.pt/en/blog/sweet-potato-aljezur
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Batata-doce frita (Sweet potato chips)

The sweet potato has a firm place as a key ingredient in the gastronomy of Aljezur.

Polvo assado com batata-doce (Roasted octopus with sweet potatoes)

Polvo assado com batata-doce (Roasted octopus with sweet potatoes)

With a reddish brown root and yellow pulp, the sweet potato has its own characteristics derived from the area where it is grown, with the high season being the month of November.

The sweet potato has a firm place as a key ingredient in the gastronomy of Aljezur.

Legend has it that, to battle and expel the Moors from Aljezur, the knights would get their strength from the traditional sweet potato "feijoada" (a stew of beans with beef and port, a typical Portuguese dish).

Legend has it that, to battle and expel the Moors from Aljezur, the knights would get their strength from the traditional sweet potato "feijoada" (a stew of beans with beef and port, a typical Portuguese dish).

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The sweet potato has a firm place as a key ingredient in the gastronomy of Aljezur.

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