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Fry up Calabrian Style

When red capsicums are piled up in market stalls holding the last of the summer heat in their shiny wrinkles I grab them for this simple dish from Calabria. It's a quick and easy fry up but so much more.

Take about 4 large red capsicums and three medium potatoes, 2 garlic cloves and 1 chilli. Chop the capsicum into pieces or slices and slice the potatoes.

Pour a good amount of olive oil into a pan.

Put in the garlic, chilli and capsicums into the hot oil and fry gently until they are soft and their juices flow out, turning the oil red. Take the capsicum out and add the potato slices to the red oil and fry until they are crispy. Don't worry if they stick or go clumpy, this creates lovely crispy edges. When the potatoes are cooked, put the capsicum back in and mix together. sprinkle with salt and a handful of fresh basil. This can be eaten hot, warm or cold. Buona!

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