Lidia's Easy +  Delicious Italian Potatoes

Lidia Bastianich is a world-renowned chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, known for her delicious Italian cuisine.

One of her most popular and easy-to-make recipes is this Italian potato recipe , a dish that combines the simplicity of potatoes with the rich flavors of garlic and peperoncino flakes. If you're looking for a flavorful and satisfying side dish to complement your main course, then look no further than Lidia's Italian potato with peperoncino.

What Potatoes Are Needed In This Recipe?

To make this delicious Italian potato recipe, you will need large Russet Potatoes. For light and fluffy mashed potatoes, russets work best. They are the go-to potato for baking and can be fried up crispy and golden brown. Baked russets' delicate flavor and fluffy texture go well with a variety of toppings & sauces as well.

The Perfect Recipe for a Healthy and Flavorful Side Dish

To make this Italian potato recipe, you'll need a few ingredients. Firstly, some potatoes (duh!), olive oil, garlic, peperoncino flakes, salt, and  fresh Italian parsley. Once you've got your ingredients ready, start preparing them by washing and boiling the potatoes. Put the peperoncino flakes in the spice grinder or mortar and pestle, and grind to a fine powder.

What Is Peperoncino?

Peperoncino is an assortment of delicious, hot Italian chillies. Italian Calabria is where peperoncino is produced. These chile flakes provide a range of foods a moderate citrus aroma with undertones of sweetness and sourness.

Whip Up This Mouthwatering Italian Potato Recipe in No Time!

Now for the fun part, cooking! Bring water to a boil & throw your potatoes in there but don't let them get mushy. Peel off the skins, and cut the potatoes crosswise into round slices. Put the slices in a large warmed serving bowl and don't forget to season them with salt, because who likes bland food, amirite?

This is where Lidia takes this recipe to the next level. The sauce. Once you cook up the sauce, add it to the potatoes & serve right away!