Pepe e patate

December 20, 2016
  • Servings : 4 - 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 45m

Pepe e patate resembles a ratatouille, but is actually quite different. This is a seriously tasty and inexpensive dish, that feeds 4 until they are stuffed and smiling.

I found this on Youtube, an Italian lady from Australia sharing her recipes from Calabria. It is a Cucina Pauvre recipe, which means poor persons kitchen, which forms the basis of Italian food!

See her YouTube page here:


  • 2 - 3 capsicums
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 4 - 6 large potatoes
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • A little basil if you like it


Step 1

Peel and thinly slice the potatoes dry them on a tea towel Slice the peppers into strips

Step 2

Chop the tomatoes and finely chop the garlic

Step 3

You need a large frying pan, cover the base with oil and fry the potatoes

Step 4

When golden, remove and set aside

Step 5

Fry the peppers until they start to caramelize, then remove and set aside

Step 6

Fry the tomatoes with the garlic, then return the peppers and potatoes to the pan and season with salt and pepper

Step 7

Serve with crusty bread or any meat or fish you prefer

This dish is really cheap – especially if you grow your own potatoes, tomatoes and peppers, you can have a really hearty meal for almost nothing. And even if you buy the ingredients, you have a hearty meal for less than £1.00 a serving, and it really is excellent food.

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