Tuesday, August 8, 2017

What's for Dinner: Potatoes Peppers and Onions

This potato, pepper and onion side dish is suppose to have pancetta which is an Italian bacon. It's cured with black pepper and other spices like smoked paprika. I don't have any pancetta on hand, so I'm going to fry my bacon in oil with smoked paprika and black pepper. Then I'll dice or crumble it and mix it in with the potatoes for the last 5 minutes of cooking. I'll tell you in the directions when to add the pancetta or the bacon. Cross your fingers. As always check if I've made any notes and for the family's review. Takes about 45 minutes and serves 6 (if the serving size is small and no one wants seconds)


4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" pieces
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
2 oz of pancetta (3-4 slices of bacon, precooked)
3 large peppers, cored and diced
1 large onion, diced
2 tablespoons minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup parsley, fresh is preferred


Boil your potatoes for 5-8 minutes. You want them soft not mushy, drain and set aside.

In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons of oil on med/high heat then add the peppers and onions (add pancetta). Cook for 8-10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until the peppers are turning brown and the onions are translucent.

Add the potatoes with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. (Add the bacon) Cook until the potatoes start to turn brown 4-6 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve. Yum Yum!


I didn't make enough for seconds, only 3 people got to try this recipe and all three had 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼! You'll need to make more if you have potato lovers in your family. 

I didn't have a large enough skillet to add the potatoes to the peppers and onions. So I sautéed the potatoes in a larger skillet and added the onions and peppers once the potatoes started to brown. 

I boiled the potatoes for 7 minutes.

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