A great saver when the fridge is empty – Pasta With Potatoes and Leek
Isn’t it typical that when I finally am getting back my blogging mojo, the hard disc on my Mac crashes and I have no way to get to my photos if they even could be saved. I have had a hard couple of days, worry wise, especially as I need my computer for a job up in Milan tomorrow but I know have my beloved Mac back in my care. There are a few things to say about living in provincial Pistoia but there are some positive sides to it like being able to leave your computer one day and get it back completely fixed the next and having it delivered with a smile. Those are the times I love living here where people are so kind and really tries to help you out when they can.
Anyway, before the crash I spent a lot of this weekend cooking up things for the blog, nothing really special but good things to eat now when it gets darker, colder and even more humid, well at least up here in the northern hemisphere.
So here you have a pasta dish that is the perfect solution when you have an empty fridge but a hungry lot to feed. Or maybe just yourself. It is cheap but wholesome dish, easy to make and with ingredients we usually always have at home and one of those life saver ‘recipes’ that are so good to have on your repertoire when people suddenly turn up on your doorstep and you haven’t been to the store yet. I’m talking about pasta with potatoes and leeks (or onions if that is what you have at home).
PASTA WITH POTATOES AND LEEKS
400-500 g/ 14-17,6 oz dry pasta
4 medium potatoes
4-5 tblsp tomato sauce
2-3 tsp parsley, finely chopped
extra-virgin olive oil
Cook the pasta.
Peel and slice the potatoes. Clean and slice the leeks as well and cook them gently in a skillet or pan with some olive oil.
After 2-3 minutes, add tomato sauce and enough water to just cover the potatoes, add salt and then let it all simmer until soft and the liquid has almost evaporated.
Drain the paste very al dente and then add it to the potatoes and leeks, add the parsley, stir and let it cook until it is saucy but not too dry.