Patate in agrodolce (Sweet & sour warm potato salad)

Patate in agrodolce (Sweet & sour warm potato salad)

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Cooking time

Takes 30-35 mins, plus 30 mins to soak the capers

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Carmelita Caruana celebrates the tastes of Sicily with this simple potato dish

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
340
protein
4g
carbs
40g
fat
19g
saturates
3g
fibre
3g
sugar
8g
salt
1.64g

Ingredients

  • 50g salted capers
  • 700g waxy yellow fleshed new potatoes, such as Charlottes, cut into medium chunks
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 100g large unpitted green olives
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar

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Method

  1. Rinse the capers to remove the salt crystals then leave them in fresh cold water for 30 minutes, changing the water frequently, until they no longer taste salty.
  2. Mix the potatoes and onion and gently fry in the olive oil in a deep non-stick sauté pan for about 7 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then take off the heat and cover while you prepare the olives. That way the potatoes continue to soften without overcooking.
  3. Cut strips from the olives, working round the stone to remove all the flesh, then add to the potatoes with the capers and 200ml/7floz water. Return to the heat, cover and leave to cook for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are almost done.
  4. Dissolve the sugar in the vinegar and add to the potatoes in the pan. Bring to the boil, cook for a minute, then remove from the heat. Serve lukewarm.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2002

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moibri's picture

we had this with a white fish , cooked in foil on BBQ,
used little sweetener instead of sugar , as husband diabetic , very tasty , and easy dish !

diski34's picture
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I made this to go with Gordon Ramsays swordfish recipe.

I left out the olives as family do not like olives. We found this a bit too sweet as we do not generally take sugar etc. Next time, and there will be a next time, i will reduce the amount of sugar. Other than that - delicious!!

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