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In the Argentine Litoral, the potato has competence. At the time of sitting at the table, either you are from the cassava team or you are from the papa team.
When it comes to thinking about the accompaniment for the asadito, the Litoraleño has doubts. Roast with “russian” or roast with cassava? This existential unknown appears in both the head of the missionary and the Correntino. Both belong to the main cassava producing provinces.
The matter could end at the roast. But no! This River-Mouth food extends to all kinds of menus, and even bites.One example is the rich fried mandiocas with beer, instead of the traditional fried potato with beer. Naturally, you end up choosing one of them, but there are also changes of sides, with some reproach from the opposing team. However, at the end of the day, everyone ends up happy to have the possibility to choose between two top tier garrisons.
In the Argentine Mesopotamia , cassava is very famous, but in the rest of the country its consumption is not so widespread. Even, there must be a lot of people who not only have not tried it, but can not even describe its appearance. Except cook it!
Cassava, better known as cassava, manioc, kaspe or cassava, is a crop that is about 40,000 years old in the region. Its roots are rich in starch, which gives the family table a very important source of carbohydrates. Super powerful food if there is!
The main producing province of this crop in our country is Misiones. So the missionaries know her very well. They know how to plant it, cook it and taste it. They even know how to peel it!, a task that is not easy to perform.
The team papa has the popularity and the “branding” assured. But they are afraid, because they know that at every meal they can easily be replaced by their arch-enemy starched. The cassava team are less known, but they know how to play hard.In the Sundayclassic, for example, most northerners choose roast with manioc . But the contest gets tougher when it comes to deciding the puree. Team manioc orteam papa? The first is more pasty and, in certain times, hard to step on, but tasty. Do not spend on presenting the mashed potatoes, whose reputation precedes it.
The gnocchi are another Sunday classic that can put the game against the cassava team . In any case, exoticism and the desire to try something new can add some followers to the “mandiqueros” at 29 noon. And the fried mandiocas? The cassava pie? Everything adds up to this healthy competition between two great companions of the Litoral cuisine.
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Publication Date: 14/07/2020
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