Patate e tonno – Tuna and potatoes in the USA

Simple Tuna and Potatoes

Patate e tonno – Tuna and potatoes in the USA

My two daughters are the cooks in my family, living in the USA. So I usually survive eating leftovers when I am alone at home. But, of course, you can make the dish also if you live in other parts of the world.

Sometimes I don’t have anything left from the previous day, and I need to organize myself.

It was the case recently, and I prepared an exceptional, easy dish of Potatoes and Tuna, starting with boiled potatoes.

Boiled potatoes

It’s a preparation even I can do. I had the potatoes ready from the night before, but it takes less than half an hour to boil them if you start from scratch.

Sliced boiled potatoes in the frying pan

I put the sliced potatoes to fry in a pan with extra virgin olive oil, continuously separating them from the bottom of the pan.

The potatoes start making a crust.

I added shredded mozzarella for an additional flavor.

I am adding shredded mozzarella.

Color starts showing up in the potatoes in the pan.

Some color starts showing on the potatoes.

I am at home alone. Therefore, I used an inexpensive can of tuna in water for this dish.

I used an inexpensive can of tuna in water.

The dish would have been SUBLIME if I had used a different tuna, such as the ventresca from Erice by Tre Torri, but I cannot afford it daily.

I leave the fantastic but expensive tuna from Erice to share with friends.

The result is ready. It’s on the table. It took me about fifteen minutes to prepare it, starting with potatoes already boiled. Add another half an hour if you need to cook the potatoes.

The result is on the table, ready to be eaten.

A word of advice: while all the cooking process you should be careful of what Ben could do, you never know, he could think that you are eating HIS TUNA!

Ben is watching what I am doing: am I eating HIS TUNA?

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Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA.
Still, he regularly visits his hometown
and enjoys going around all the places in his home country
especially those he can reach by public transportation.

Enrico loves writing guide books on travel in Italy
to help his friends that go to Italy to visit
and enjoy his old home country.
He also publishes books on the Argentine tango dance.

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