POTATOES WITH HAM: the easy recipe

The  potatoes with ham are an accompaniment based on potatoes, cooked ham or bacon, onion, olive oil, broth, salt and pepper cooked in a pan.

Traditional recipe from Trieste in Italy, easy to prepare, pan-fried potatoes (or patata in tecia) were often cooked with lard instead of oil and sautéed in an iron pan to promote crust formation.

These golden and crispy potatoes, with a rustic and authentic flavor, are a perfect accompaniment to meats or can be enjoyed on their own.

Level of difficulty: easy
Preparation time : 10 min
Rest time : -
Cooking time : 40 min
Total time : 50 min
Ingredients: 6 people
1 kg of potatoes
100 g of cooked ham or bacon
1 onion
4 tbsp. to s. extra virgin olive oil (or lard)
vegetable or meat broth
salt to taste
pepper to taste


  • Boil the potatoes, whole and with the skin on, in boiling water until they become tender (between 20 to 40 minutes depending on the size).
  • Drain, let cool and peel.
  • Cut into not too small pieces.
  • Peel the onion and cut into thin slices.
  • Cut the bacon into cubes.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  • Add the onion and bacon and fry over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until the onion is golden and the bacon fat is transparent.
  • Then add the potatoes in pieces, salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 10 to 15 minutes over medium heat, turning them occasionally to make sure they don't stick to the bottom.
  • From time to time, add a ladle of vegetable or meat broth, and stir.
  • When the potatoes are golden brown, allow the potatoes to completely absorb the broth then turn off the heat.
  • Serve immediately.
  • To taste!

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