Salumi isn’t just for sandwiches: Dino Bugica, the executive chef at Taverna Santi in Geyserville, Calif., layers lardo over roasted potatoes and cherry tomatoes for a simple yet rich side dish.
- 12 fingerling or other new potatoes
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 24 cherry tomatoes
- 8 slices lardo
- Toss the potatoes with olive oil and a light seasoning of salt and pepper, and roast in a 375-degree oven for about 35 minutes. Add rosemary; roast for another 5 minutes. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes more, until the skins on the tomatoes begin to split and the potatoes are tender when pricked with a knife.
- Transfer to a serving dish; just before bringing to the table, layer the lardo on top.