Le Bonnotte, the most expensive potato in the world, is grown on the island of Noirmoutier in the Bay of Biscay. These uncommon potatoes are cultivated in sandy soil that absorbs the scent of the ocean and is fertilized with seaweed and algae. Less than 50 square meters of land are available for potato cultivation.
The price of almost 500 Euros per kilogram is due to the fact that the fragile and delicate Bonnottes are harvested by hand, one by one, for only one week per year, which justifies their fragility and delicacy. They should not be peeled because the skin absorbs the aromas and flavours of the surrounding soil and seawater.
Slightly lemony in flavor, with a salty aftertaste and a hint of walnuts. These potatoes are suitable for making purées, salads, soups, and creams.