Fachamatta's Famous Potatoes


Meet Joseph Crecca, Jr., and learn about a recipe that’s stood the test of history. Joseph developed his famous “Fachamatta Potatoes” as a young pilot... See more in flight school. Later, when his plane was shot down over Vietnam, as a POW with very little to sustain him, 1st Lieutenant Crecca would share with his fellow POWs the recipe of his “Fach potatoes,” always looking forward to the day when he could get home and prepare them again. Discover more about Joseph’s story, and get the recipe that has evolved over the years. Get the recipe for Fachamatta's Potatoes.

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Sep 4, 2012 4:40 AM

Love the story and love the recipe...lovely man...lovely food!


Aug 4, 2012 11:27 AM

I love this video! The story made my heart sink! I'm making this recipe tonight...it's sounds so unique and delicious! Thanks for sharing you story and your recipe! =)


Feb 28, 2012 1:09 PM

Great video. I really enjoyed hearing Mr. Crecca's story. I can't imagine what living in a POW camp must have like for him. We are fortunate to have men like him to protect our country. I am definitely going to make his potato recipe. It looks so good.

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