My readers often write to me to ask for some quick side dish ideas to serve with their Italian meals. I know, I don’t publish many side dishes on the site. I am not sure why as growing up, my mother would always serve at least one or two sides with our meal. Anyhow, these Fried Bell Peppers and Potatoes were possibly my absolute favourite. I love the flavour combination… I think bell peppers and potatoes should be paired more often. And don’t skimp on the onion, as it adds some extra sweetness. This is a very easy side dish that everyone will love… and what’s not to love about fried peppers and potatoes?? Enjoy!
Fried Bell Peppers and Potatoes
- 1 big or 2 medium red bell pepper, cut into 5 cm – 2 inch pieces
- 2 big potatoes or 3 medium, chopped into 3 cm – 1 ¼ inch cubes
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Salt to taste
Put the extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan and fry the potatoes on a low flame until almost cooked. Remove and keep aside.
In the same frying pan, fry the bell peppers on a low flame until almost cooked.
Add the fried potatoes and sliced onions, season with salt to taste, and fry well until cooked through and golden brown.
You can also cover the vegetables with a lid while frying them, this will shorten a bit the cooking time.