Costellette di Patate al Forno

Oven Chips

Preparation info

  • 4–6

    • Difficulty


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Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

By Alastair Little

Published 1996

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The simplest of roast potato dishes, this one is particularly delicious with the potatoes available at La Cacciata throughout the summer. Similar types available in Britain are Cyprus, large news, Egyptian large or new King Edwards.


  • 6 large new potatoes, well scrubbed
  • 100 ml good olive oil, or the equivalent amount of home-rendered lard, beef dripping or goose fat


Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.

Put the oil or fat into the roasting dish, it should be about 1 cm deep. Slice the potatoes into 2 cm thick rounds. For the moment ignore the smaller rounded end pieces, and arrange the larger central slices tightly in the roasting dish; f