Grandma’s Pasta Sauce

Grandma’s Pasta Sauce

CategoryDifficultyIntermediate

My Grandmother is from the island of Krk in Croatia a lot of the cooking there is very Italian inspired, and this pasta sauce was a Sunday staple at her house, my whole family would get together for dinner at Grandma's and this was the favourite usually served with gnocchi.

Yields812 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time7 hrsTotal Time7 hrs 20 mins
 2 yellow onions
 1 head of garlic
 12 skin on chicken thighs
 enough gluten free all purpose flour to coat the chicken
 1 156ml can tomato paste
 1 680ml can tomato sauce
 1 pint of water
 grape seed or vegetable oil enough for frying the chicken
 salt and pepper to taste
1

In a large roasting pan over med/high heat, heat some of the oil. fry the onions and garlic until they’ve browned a little and softened. Add the tomato paste, salt and pepper and stir well, then add the tomato sauce. Set aside (If you’re going to do it in a crock pot, just do it in a frying pan and pour it into the crockpot

2

In a large frying pan add enough oil to fry the chicken. Coat the chicken well in the all purpose flour and place it in batches in the frying pan, brown both sides of the chicken well and add them to your roasting pan full of pasta sauce (or crockpot)

3

Cover the roasting pan with aluminium foil (or put the lid on the crock pot) and roast until the meat falls off the bone. You might have to add water periodically.

4

Serve with Pasta or Gnocchi and some parmesan cheese

The longer this recipe is cooked the better it tastes, I usually pop it in the slow cooker on high and forget about it for 6-7 hours (it can also be baked in the oven for hours (at 325), you basically want to cook it until the meat falls off the bone

Ingredients

 2 yellow onions
 1 head of garlic
 12 skin on chicken thighs
 enough gluten free all purpose flour to coat the chicken
 1 156ml can tomato paste
 1 680ml can tomato sauce
 1 pint of water
 grape seed or vegetable oil enough for frying the chicken
 salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1

In a large roasting pan over med/high heat, heat some of the oil. fry the onions and garlic until they’ve browned a little and softened. Add the tomato paste, salt and pepper and stir well, then add the tomato sauce. Set aside (If you’re going to do it in a crock pot, just do it in a frying pan and pour it into the crockpot

2

In a large frying pan add enough oil to fry the chicken. Coat the chicken well in the all purpose flour and place it in batches in the frying pan, brown both sides of the chicken well and add them to your roasting pan full of pasta sauce (or crockpot)

3

Cover the roasting pan with aluminium foil (or put the lid on the crock pot) and roast until the meat falls off the bone. You might have to add water periodically.

4

Serve with Pasta or Gnocchi and some parmesan cheese

Grandma’s Pasta Sauce
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