IT London's 'pasta e patate' with provola cheese

Yes, we know what you're thinking – pasta and potaotes is a bit much on one plate. Hear us out though. Pasta e patate is one of the most traditional Neapolitan homemade dishes, which has been given an upmarket spin by IT, a fine-dining Italian restaurant on Mayfair's Dover Street 

30 September 2020

Ingredients
(Serves 2)

600g potatoes
20g celery
20g onion
20g carrot
4g basil
30g extra virgin olive oil
170g mixed shaped pasta
35g parmesan cheese
70g provola cheese
6 cherry tomatoes

Method

Brown in a pan with extra virgin olive oil the chopped carrot, celery and onion.

Add the potatoes cut into cubes and brown them altogether.

Salt lightly, add the cross-cut cherry tomatoes and once they flake, cover it with vegetable broth or water.

Cook slowly for half hour, then pour the mixed pasta into it, stir it frequently and add more broth if it dries too quickly.

When pasta is cooked, stir in the parmesan, extra virgin olive oil, ground pepper, diced provola cheese and some more hand-sliced ​​basil.

Leave to rest with a lid on for a couple of minutes and serve it soft and creamy.

This recipe is part of IT London's new lunchtime menu, available Tuesday to Friday; 28-29 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4LX