Well I am the proud owner of a Peruvian clay pot bought in a local market for about 15 Nuevo Soles. My girlfriend is used to cooking with these types of pots and it was something new to me. My first thought was, “it will probably break after the first meal.” But no, she tells me that they usually last for up to 3 to 4 months.
We have cooked rice and potatoes in it for about 3 weeks now and it still looks pretty new except for getting a little black on the bottom from the gas stove. The clay pot cleans up pretty easy.
I will attest that the food tastes better than cooking in a stainless steel pot or maybe its just you expect it to taste better.
Take a look at that potato dish that was cooked in the Peruvian clay pot. To die for!
Now this is an unfolding story that I’m going to put together in between my chores of herding Alpaca at the farm. I will put the recipe together for you and do an article on Peruvian potatoes.
Now this Peruvian potato is called (Chiara Emilla) and some have really deep purple streaks throughout. You have to keep a rather close eye on them when you cook them or they get water logged pretty easy if over cooked.