If it has olive oil, garlic and pancetta, am I allowed to call it "Italian?" I make this with the oil left over from my braised green beans. The beans and these potatoes make excellent sides for grilled Italian sausages or roast lamb. —betteirene
1 1/2 pounds
pancetta, diced if whole or cut into strips if sliced
light olive oil
fat clove of garlic, sliced very thinly
tablespoons cider vinegar
sea salt, preferably Maldon
dried red pepper flakes
coarse-ground black pepper
whole scallions, sliced on the diagonal
In This Recipe
Slice potatoes into 1/2" circles. Place in a skillet with enough water to cover them by 1/2" and bring to a boil. Cover the skillet and remove from heat. Allow to sit for 10 minutes or until potatoes are barely cooked though; drain in a colander.
In a skillet over medium heat, cook pancetta cubes or strips until crisp and browned. With a slotted spoon, remove pancetta from pan to a plate lined with a paper towel. Drain grease from skillet.
In skillet, stir together olive oil and garlic; cook over low heat until garlic becomes aromatic and loses its sharp aroma. Stir in the drained potatoes, lemon juice, cider vinegar, salt, sugar, oregano and red pepper flakes. Turn heat to medium and cook until potatoes are tender.
With a slotted spoon, transfer potatoes to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with black pepper and the scallions; combine. Top with pancetta and serve.