Creamed potatoes and Nieddittas.

Creamed potatoes and Nieddittas.

Serves 4.

  • 600 g potatoes
  • Half a small onion (30 g)
  • 20 g leeks
  • Half a clove of garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 20 Nieddittas
  • Half a fresh chilli pepper
  • A sprig of parsley
  • 6 dessert spoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


Peel and dice the potatoes into small cubes. Sweat the onion, leek and quarter of a clove of finely chopped garlic for about 1 minute in a saucepan with 3 dessert spoons of olive oil. Add the potatoes and bay leaf, then salt to taste and fry for 5 minutes. Cover with water and cook for about 15 minutes.

Remove 20 potato cubes from the saucepan and blend the rest of the contents, strain through a sieve and put back in the pan with the diced potatoes that were kept aside. Put 2 dessert spoons of olive oil, parsley, chilli pepper and the remaining garlic in a pan, fry for a moment then add the Nieddittas that were previously scraped, cleaned and debearded, cover with lid and allow mussels to open on a high flame.

Once open, drain and shell the Nieddittas, straining the cooking liquid with a cloth, keeping them aside. Warm the cream of potatoes, add a little cooking water from the Nieddittas and serve on plates.

Heat the remaining olive oil in a pan, add parsley and the Nieddittas. Warm them up for a few seconds, flavouring with the parsley and fresh olive oil, then serve them in the dishes.




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