La Bonnotte : most expensive potato USD 700 /kg
When imagining the kinds of foods most expensive in the world, normally we would not imagine the potatoes in it. But believe it or not, potatoes La Bonnotte is one of the most expensive food in the world, dubbed as the king of the potato. One kilogram price could reach USD 700. Maybe it’s a bit silly, but that’s a fact.
Types of potatoes can only be grown on the island Noirmoutier, an island off the west coast of France. Each year farmers there can only produce 100 tons. This is because this type of potato should be planted in the traditional way, aka disposable hand.
Potato tubers of this type are very fragile so it is not possible to use the machine when the pull. In maintenance, these plants should be fertilized from algae and seaweed, so no wonder La Bonnotte potatoes taste a bit salty.
Potatoes are planted in February each year and harvested in May. Everything must be done uniformly or simultaneously, starting from the process of planting, fertilizing, and at harvest.
Delivery process must also be on the same day throughout the world. This is to maintain the quality and the quality of these potatoes to taste in one place the same as elsewhere.
How to cook was not arbitrary. It takes a special recipe and a special chef who has taken cooking lessons on the island. A serving of French fries La Bonnotte average for USD 300.