Pan-Cooked Potatoes

Patate in Tecia

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

  • About

This recipe, also called patate alla scjava, or Slavic potatoes, is well liked throughout the region (especially in Venezia Giulia), but is so intimately linked with Trieste that someone in Udine enjoys it as if it were an exotic ethnic food. This is not simply potatoes and onions, like American home fries, but a dish made slowly and with loving care, a melting combination of potato and onion that has some crunchy bits blended with softer ingredients.

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