Recipe 53: Today I cooked the oldest recipe of all. It was a classic from my grandmather, and my mum suggested to cook it here in the montain to eat it all together again. Also this recipe it’s super easy and with simple ingredients and probably it’s one of this dishes my grandma used to cook after the war, when in italy it was an hard time.
I will call it pasticcio di patate because it’s just a big mix of 3 ingredients cooked in a pan. You will need for 3 people: 800gr potatoes, 100gr pancetta, half onion, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Boil the potatoes with the skin to don’t allow them to absorb too much water. Leave them in boiling water for around 30 minute but you can always know if they are ready using a fork. If the fork enter in the potatoes they are ready.
Then take off the skin and cut them in slices not too thin. leave them cooling down. If hot they will become too mash and that’s not what we want.
Place some olive oil in a pan and then add the potatoes. In the meantime in another pan put some oil and the onion to fry a bit. When this is ready, add the onion and the pancetta to the potatoes and mix everything. Start mashing the potatoes in the pan and keep on mixing until creating a kind of tortilla.
At this point you can serve it as a unique dish with some salad or as a side order for some meat or even fish. Buon appetito!
PS. Mamy che bello che mi hai ricordato questa ricetta senno’ non l’avrei mai fatta! Non c’e’ niente di piu’ buono della cucina semplice di casa. Pero’ cucinare con te e’ molto differente… I trucchetti che mi dici cucinando non te li ricordi quando mi scrivi le ricette! Mannaggia!