Pipi e patati

Marrying an Italian Australian has some wonderful benefits.  Sure, there was the time I ate boiled pig fat just to keep a Nonna happy but you only live once and imagine my delight at being given instructions for killing a chicken: “just put your foot on the flappy thing and twist”. Excellent!

Being a big fan of eating, obviously the benefits of Italian food are unparalleled.  Pipi e patati (peppers and potatoes) would have to be one of my favourite Calabrian dishes. It’s simple to make and great comfort food.

Pipi e patati
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Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 5 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 capsicum (red or green)
  • 3 chillies
  • olive oil
  • salt
  1. Fry chips and set aside.
  2. Roughly chop onion, tomato, capsicum and chillies then fry with olive oil and salt until soft.
  3. Add tomato with a little bit more oil and salt. Mix it all together and enjoy with crusty bread

Check out that oil factor (I never said it was healthy people).

What’s your comfort food?


  1. says

    My comfort food is generally anything containing carbohydrates (preferably high GI, stodgy and deliciously bad for you in large quantities)!!! This looks so delicious.

  2. says

    As a fellow Italian-Australian by marriage, I sympathise with the pig / chicken scenarios. We got some chickens in in February to lovingly raise as pets. Nonna met the chickens and said loudly in front of the children “They’ll be perfect for Christmas dinner”. Nice! x

    • Mrs.Savage says

      Oh that is funny. I don’t like to think about how that stuff ends up on my plate…but I’ll gladly eat it :)

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