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Recipe Potato chips all'amatriciana – Italian Cuisine

  • 1 Kg potato dumplings (goodies)
  • 40 g smoked bacon
  • a box of peeled tomatoes
  • a medium onion
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt

Put the water to boil for cooking. Peel and slice the onion finely. Cut the pancetta into cubes. Fry in a pan with a tablespoon of oil. Add the onion and let it dry. Add the peeled tomatoes, a chopped private chili and cut into pieces and a pinch of salt. Cook until the tomato is unmade and the sauce thickened (10-15 '). Cook the goodies in boiling salted water, collecting them with a slotted spoon when they come to the surface. Season with the sauce, plenty of grated pecorino cheese and chopped parsley.

Potato chips and prosecco: the priest who takes the faithful by the throat – Italian Cuisine

The religious aperitif is an initiative of Fr Gianfranco Formenton, priest of San Martino in Trignano, Perugia. To participate you must be holders of the Mass card "(and not be racist)

Young people prefer to go for a drink rather than going to church: the lack of participation in religious celebrations is a problem that has been a concern for parish priests for years. But Don Gianfranco Formenton, a priest of San Martino in Trignano, in the province of Perugia, never had any intention of resigning himself and, on the contrary, he devised a creative solution to bring the community closer to the Sacraments: he decided to to recover the parishioners "for the throat".

Active on social media, on Facebook he published an announcement addressed to all the faithful: «Air-conditioned rooms, chips and hosts for the little ones, while for the larger prosecco di Conegliano Veneto , for those who will be present at Sunday Mass.

To be able to participate in the religious aperitif it is necessary to be holders of the Mass card, a real point card to reward the most practicing and assiduous faithful. "In addition, the auditorium" San Martino "is available for conventions, conferences, birthday parties for families. IS lunch by reservation! Ad maiorem Dei gloriam! " In short, Don Formenton wants to bring Catholics together even in the name of conviviality: like any self-respecting celebration, even the religious one must be cheered by a banquet.

To which all are invited, except the racists. Don Formenton, which has always conveyed a message of peace and welcome towards migrants, already in 2015 had posted a sign on the door of the other parish that has been leading for many years, that of Sant'Angelo in Mercole in Spoleto: « this church Entry to racists is prohibited: come back to your home! .

Compared to the initiatives of Don Gianfranco, someone has turned a nose. Many young people, on the other hand, have collected his amusing invitation, e they came back to populate the church together with friends.

Skinny Garlic Parmesan Fries

These delicious fries are baked in the oven with garlic, a little olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper, then sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan and parsley – to die for!

Inspired by a night out with friends, my girlfriend ordered something very similar although fully fried and I couldn’t stop eating them – I knew I had to make them at home!

Yesterday I set out to see if I can recreate them, and luckily I had a houseful of people who helped me taste test them. BIG HIT with everyone in my house!! You don’t miss the fact that they are not fried at all, and the garlic smells amazing while it’s baking in the oven. I listed them here as 1 serving which is basically one potato per person, but you could share them if you were serving them as a side.

I made two batches and baked them on two baking sheets because the key to making them crisp is to make sure they all lay flay on the baking sheet, you don’t want to crowd the pan.

To cut them, I used my mandolin and sliced them into 1/4-inch thick slices. Then I took a knife and sliced them into 1/4 inch thin strips. If you cut them thicker you’ll have to adjust the cooking time. Next time I may try my paderno slicer and see how they work out spiralized.

And for those of you who are scared of potatoes, I just want to remind you potatoes are good for you! They are rich in fiber, potassium and magnesium, which are all listed as
shortfall nutrients in the American diet. Plus, they are naturally gluten free and part of a clean eating diet!

Skinny Garlic Parmesan Fries
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 potato • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 192 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 32 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 5 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 69 mg (without salt) • Cholesterol: 3 mg


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed well
  • canola cooking spray
  • 1 medium (6 oz) potato, russet or yukon gold, washed and dried
  • kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated Parmesan cheese (I used Reggiano)
  • fresh parsley, minced


Combine the oil and crushed garlic in a small bowl.

Preheat the oven to 425°F.  Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Cut the potato lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices; cut each slice into 1/4-inch thick strips. Place on the baking sheet and toss with the oil and garlic and use your hands to evenly coat. Season with salt and black pepper. Place on a single layer onto the greased baking sheet. Bake uncovered in the center of the oven until tender crisp and golden brown, about 10 minutes on each side. Baking time will vary depending on your baking sheet and your oven.

Remove from the oven and top with parmesan and parsley, eat hot!