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Pitta di Patate Salentina.

by Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande

Have you ever tasted the delicious “Pitta di Patate Salentina” (Potato Pitta), a speciality from the Salento region in Puglia (Apulia)?

We share the recipe with you as prepared by Giuseppe and Paola Ruggeri from Maglie (LE)


Potatoes 500 g
Pecorino cheese or Parmesan cheese: 100 g
1 egg
bread crumbs
2 peeled tomatoes
black olives
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
baking paper

How to prepare:

Boil the potatoes, mash them until you obtain a potato puree. Add the grated parmesan, salt, pepper, egg, extra virgin olive oil and a bit of bread crumbs. Mix all the ingredients together.

Cover an oven tray with baking paper, add a spoon of olive oil and add half of the puree.

Fry the onion in a pan and add olives, tomatoes chopped finely, capers and anchovies. Once ready, add the ‘soffritto’ to the puree and cover with the other half of the potato mix.

Sprinkle with the bread crumbs and place in the oven, 180°C for approximately 30/40 minutes.

Ready to serve, hot or cold.


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