PIPI E PATATI – SIDE DISH FROM CALABRIA
Peppers and potatoes are called pipi e patati in the Calabrian dialect.
These are the protagonists of a perfect side dish, a simple and quick recipe and, of course, very tasty.
This dish used to be considered poor people’s food. Today you can enjoy it as a vegetarian side dish of the typical Calabrian cuisine.
Pipi e patati tastes very good served hot, but it can also satisfy every palate when it is lukewarm.
And inside a panino con la salsiccia (sandwich with Italian sausage)? It tastes great!
The main secret of its success is the slowly cooking of all the ingredients together, so they can mix well.
RECIPE: PIPI E PATATI FROM CALABRIA, A DELICIOUS SIDE DISH
8 medium-sized potatoes
Extra virgin olive oil
Wash, dry and cut the peppers in half.
Remove the white part and the seeds, then cut them into strips.
Cut the onion into thin strips.
Peel, wash, and cut the potatoes into oblong slices, the same size as the peppers.
Put them into a coated pan with plenty of olive oil and fry them over low heat. Stir with a wooden spoon.
When they are almost ready, add the peppers and onions and let them continue to cook.
Put them on a plate with absorbent paper on top before serving. Pipi e patati is now ready to be served on the table.
What are you waiting for? Try this recipe out and let us know in the comments if you liked it!