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Potato Gateau or Gattò

Preparation: 40min Cooking: 45min Serves: 5 people Difficulty: easy This is one of the most famous dishes from Naples, it is amazingly simple and delicious. It is perfect as a main but when I prepare a buffet for a get together with friends, my gatto is always the first to go! Mamma Flora’s Tip: use your favourite cured meat so that the potatoes are enriched with the flavour of it. I personally love mortadella, it’s so tasty and smells so good. The best one is with pistachio inside. If you have leftovers, you can easily heat it in a pan adding one tablespoon of water or sometimes I eat it cold, really delicious! Ingredients: 500gr potatoes 100ml milk 100gr mortadella or ham or salame 100gr...

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Spaghetti Frittata

Whenever we were doing a picnic, one person was in charge of preparing Spaghetti Frittata. So easy to share and to bring with you either at work or at school. The next day it is even tastier! Preparation: 40min Serves: 4 people Difficulty: easy Mamma Flora’s Tip: For a real Neapolitan touch try to use Bucatini pasta, they are thicker than spaghetti. Ingredients: 500gr Spaghetti or Bucatini 100gr scamorza 100gr salami or any cured meat you prefer 5 eggs 50gr butter parmesan salt and pepper Method:  Boil the water for the pasta, cook it al dente and drain it. Let it cool. In a bowl beat the eggs with salt pepper and parmesan. Add the spaghetti in the bowl with the eggs and stir...

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Warm Green Bean and Potato Salad

Warm Green Beans and Potato Salad Preparation: 40min Serves: 2people Difficulty: easy Such a great side, easy and fun to make. You can also serve it as a main on vegetarian dinners, adding some bread perhaps. Mamma Flora’s Tip: To keep the bright green colour of the green beans, don’t overcook them (max 5-6min), drain them and place them in a bowl over ice otherwise you can place the green beans under cold running water until the steam goes away. Ingredients: 250gr green beans 50gr of crunched nuts 2 medium sized potatos 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 clove of garlic dry chilli salt and pepper Method: Fill two medium sized pots with water and place them on high heat In the meantime...

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Lentil and Rosemary Soup

Serves: 2 Cooking: 45min Difficulty: easy In my family we eat lentils almost once a week, they are rich in iron, fibers, proteins and magnesium. They are so highly considered that they are one of the key ingredients at our NYE dinner. After all the amazing dishes we have for dinner, it is tradition for us that at midnight we eat few spoons of lentils to make sure we will be wealthy in the new year. Mamma Flora’s Tip: Always add salt at the end when cooking lentils as otherwise it will take you longer and they will be harder. If you have some lentil soup leftover, don’t throw it away. You can make an amazing lentil salad for the next days. Just keep...

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Fried artichokes - a "must" for Easter

Preparation: 40min Serves: 4 people Difficulty: easy When you come from the South artichokes mean Easter. From mid March you see them in every grocery shop and you smell them in the little streets. My grandmother used to make them this way following the traditional recipe that I want to share with you today. Try them for your Easter lunch, it will be a success! Mamma Flora’s Tip: When you cook the artichokes, cut them and leave them at least 30min in a bowl of water with slices of lemon so that they don’t blacken. Ingredients: 4 artichokes 3 eggs 1 lemon 15 tablespoons peanut oil to fry white flour parmesan salt Method: Remove the outside leaves until you reach the heart of the...

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