Patate Apparecchiate alla Siciliana: When the Side Dish is Superlative

When it comes to side dishes, Sicilian cuisine really knows its stuff.

In fact, let’s face it: more than “side dishes,” they are true “protagonists.”

The secret is in the interpretation of vegetables and greens in an original and creative way that optimizes ingredients and makes any dish special.

The recipe for Applied Potatoes that I suggest today is one of the examples of what I have just said.

It has a sweet and sour flavor that goes well with olives, pepper, onions and capers.

Patate Apparecchiate alla Siciliana

Patate Apparecchiate alla Siciliana

When the Side Dish is Superlative
Course Italian Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 Servings


  • 8 Potatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • 3/4 cup Pitted Olives
  • 1/2 cup Salted Capers
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil to taste
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste


  • To make the set potatoes, you must first wash and dry the peeled potatoes well.
  • Cut them into chunks.
  • Fry them in a pan with a little oil for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove them from the pan and set them aside.
  • Still in the same pan (adding more oil if necessary), sauté the thinly sliced onion and pepper cut into small strips.
  • When it has browned, add the olives, desalted capers and, lastly, the potatoes.
  • Add a pinch of salt and a grinding of pepper.
  • Dilute with a scant glass of hot water and cook over low heat.
  • After about 10 minutes, pour the vinegar and sugar over the potatoes.
  • Stir gently and finish cooking.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
  • This dish should be served at room temperature or cold.
Keyword italian potatoes and vegetables, Patate Apparecchiate alla Siciliana
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