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Potatoes and Onions with Pepper Pesto

Who has not had potatoes and onions, but not like this! A great side dish to pork, chicken or fish. Watch Mary Ann Esposito make Potatoes and Onions with Pepper Pesto at CiaoItalia.com!


Yield: 4 servings



  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 large onions, white or yellow, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine such as Falanghina
  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and julienned or diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper pesto


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan.
  2. When the oil is shimmering, add the onions and cook until onions wilt; add the wine and cook until the onions absorb most of it.
  3. Add the potatoes to the onions along with the salt. Stir to combine well; cover and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Then uncover and stir in the pepper pesto and cook until the potatoes start to brown. Correct seasoning and serve hot.