"Pipi e Patati" - Calabrian Peppers & Potatoes | Authentic Italian Recipe
Updated: Oct 21, 2020
"Pipi e patati" (peppers and potatoes) is a spicy Calabrian dish which can be served in a variety of manners: as a side dish, as the filling of a sandwich, or even as a topping for spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce! Don't let the simplicity of this dish fool you; the taste is rich and harmonious, and the naturally creamy texture will have you coming back for more!
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For this recipe, you will need:
- 1 russet potato
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 tomato
- Sliced chili pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
Peel, halve and slice the potato into 1/4-inch wedges. Slice the bell peppers into strips and chop the tomato into approximately 1-inch chunks.
In a medium skillet (non-stick is helpful with the starchy potatoes), bring the olive oil up to medium/high temp on the stovetop. Add the bell peppers and sliced chili pepper. Sautèe, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
Add the potato wedges and continue to sautèe for 15 minutes, then stir in the chopped tomato. Salt to taste. Cook for a further 2-5 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown on the surface and tender on the inside.
Allow to cool, as this dish is best served cold or slightly warm.