With some tasty and affordable ingredients Buddy creates dishes like Mama's Chicken and Potatoes,Pasta Fagiole and Fried Zucchini Patties.
Mama's Chicken and Potatoes recipes
1‑1/2 pounds medium to small Idaho potatoes, peeled, cut lengthwise, then into crosswise chunks
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra
1‑1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra
Fresh ground black pepper
1 medium Spanish onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
4 plump cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 teaspoons Italian seasoning, plus extra
1 cup rich chicken stock (or water)
6 chicken thigh/leg quarters
1 (28-ounce) can plum tomatoes, mashed
1 cup peas, frozen or canned
1. In a roasting pan, spread out the potato pieces, drizzle a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 15 to 20 minutes.
2. Remove potatoes from the oven and add the onions and garlic. Sprinkle some salt, seasoning and pepper. Pour stock over all. Lay in the chicken thighs over mixture, pushing potatoes around the chicken pieces, on top of the onions is okay.
3. Drizzle a little olive oil over each piece of chicken, followed by a sprinkle of salt and Italian seasoning. Bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, spoon some of the pan juices over chicken pieces and push/turn the vegetables. Top with the tomatoes and peas and bake another 30 minutes.
4. Remove chicken to platter, stir vegetables to coat well in juices, spoon over and around chicken pieces to serve.