My grandmother Victoria who past on at the age of 92 back in 1975, (October 4th to be exact) made this at least once a week in the winter time. Not many ingredients fed the whole family. The aroma came from the sauteed garlic and olive oil that infused the
greens and beans that soon would be bursting with flavors.
Escarole and beans, greens and beans, an East Utica staple and now a delicacy, that was once a depression food on it's low cost to make. Not easy to find anywhere in a restaurant unless your in Upstate New York my hometown of the best Italian cooks in the world to me. This is often served over hard crusted Italian bread.
ESCAROLE AND BEANS
Need a great Italian Rustic Bread Recipe? Try this one:
Italian Ciabatta Rustic Bread