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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 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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  • Charlotte Wood Stanosek

I'm an ancestry enthusiast so to me this is a treasured video for his family not only for the wonderful heartwarming history Mr. Crecca Jr is telling but for what sounds like a really delicious recipe. It would be made tonight if I had all the ingredients. Thank you Mr. Joseph Crecca Jr for your service and your recipe.

  • Solonge

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

  • Lillian

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