The Cyprus Patatoe and Kolokas
The Cyprus Patatoe is one of the renowned potatoes in the whole of Europe and especially in the UK. The Cyprus potato which flourishes in our islands climate and soil, adds rich tastes to meals as well as maintaining its taste and shape under all cooking circumstances. ‘Kolokas’ or colocasia, on the other hand is a patatoe like vegetable, grown especially in the Karpaz and Yeşilırmak regions. With its large leaves the plant enjoys lots of water. It is another favourite meal in the Cypriot Cuisine when cooked with either chicken or lamb. The baby kolokas sprouts are called ‘bullez’ and these can also be deep fried with potatoes.