PATATE, PISELLI E PANCETTA CON ALLORO or POTATOES, PEAS AND SMOKED PORK WITH BAY LEAVES


bay flowers

Crushing fresh bay leaves between your fingers and then inhale the sweet and rich smell is one of life’s pleasures, you know one of those small things that really matters when life’s not that kind or/and that just confirms how nice life can be when everything is going like a train! And as you can see, the tree has quite beautiful flowers as well! They flowered some time ago but I haven’t got around to do my Weekend Herb Blogging about it until now so this post is a bit deceptive. Anyway, you don’t need to use it only for cooking, here they used to put it in drawers and wardrobes to make it less attractive to wool eating moths. You can drink an infusion with the leaves to help your digestion and to avoid an ‘airy stomach’ and you can make foot baths with hot water and bay leaves when your feet are tired after a day of walking… not bad, not bad at all! But I still think that what the sweet smell does for my soul is the most important remedy!

potatoes and bay


PATATE, PISELLI E PANCETTA CON ALLORO or POTATOES, PEAS AND SMOKED PORK WITH BAY LEAVES
2 servings

4-5 potatoes
100 gr diced smoked pork or bacon or whatever smoked pancetta can be called where you live
100 gr, approx. green peas
4 fresh bay leaves, 6 if you use dried ones
Salt
Olive oil

– Peel and cut the potatoes into thin wedges.
– Fry the diced pork together with the bay leaves that you have crushed a bit.
– When the pork has become slightly brown or golden, you add the potatoes and a little salt. Stir and then add the peas and a little water.
– Let it sauté until the potatoes are soft and has become nice and golden. I like to eat this both hot and tepid… but then I am always hungry!

patate e piselli




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