The combination red potatoes and green apples, makes this recipe very tasty and original, suitable as a side dish for meat or roasted fish. The acidity of green apples lightens and refreshes fat dishes, such as roast pork or salmon. This side dish can also be enjoyed cold during summer like a salad. Red potatoes and green apples is a delicious vegetarian recipe!
The small red potatoes are a variety that has got a very compact flesh. They should be cooked with their skin, in the oven or in a frying pan.
At Cetica, a small town near Arezzo, in Tuscany, they cultivate a precious variety of small red potatoes called “Rossa di Cetica“. Nowadays, “Rossa di Cetica” is loved and famous and, thanks to its tasty and slightly salty flavour, it’s used for special recipes by many chefs.
Red Potatoes and Green Apples Recipe
- 500 gr (17 oz) – red potatoes
- 4 – tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 – green apples
- 2 -3 flakes of butter
- chopped aromatic herbs
- salt and pepper
Wash and dry carefully red potatoes and green apples, because they have to be cooked with their skin. Then cut them into small pieces (1). Pour the extra virgin olive oil in a large frying pan and heat it a bit (2). Put the potatoes and apples in the pan and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, then add the butter flakes, chopped aromatic herbs, according to your taste, salt and pepper. Cook another 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. (3)Remove from heat and serve as a main dish or as a side dish (4). Pork Loin Braised in Milk is a perfect dish to serve alongside this recipe (5).