Wrinkly Potatoes

Wrinkly Potatoes

In preparation for a vacation on Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, I read about the local food – wrinkly potatoes. They are small baked potatoes with a pepper sauce. Despite the name, I was very excited to try them. Fuertevenutra is a resort island and the town we stayed in was very touristy and oriented towards a German crowd. I found Schnitzel but no wrinkly potatoes. We rented a car and headed inland and found a wonderful little city, Betancuria, located in a lush valley. It was very picturesque, and this small restaurant fit right in. We ordered a plate of tapas, including wrinkly potatoes. This was the best food all trip. The wrinkly potatoes did not disappoint. Everything was excellent and local. If you have the opportunity, do order papas arrugadas.

I am not very experienced in photographing food, which is harder than one may think. I think this picture came out well, given that I was not able to use a flash and the lighting was on the dim side. Steady hands were the key. I like the effect the shallow depth of field gives, bringing the focus on the potatoes.

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EFS 18-55 25mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Shutter Speed: 1/130
ISO: 800
Postprocessing: Lightroom

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