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Simple Green Beans Italian Recipes

Green Beans with Garlic and Anchovies Garlic and anchovies elevate plain green beans to nothing short of fantastic. The beans can be boiled ahead of time, but do not refrigerate them or they will lose their fresh flavor. If you prefer to leave out the anchovies, add a tablespoon or two of chopped capers or…

Utica Greens (Spicy Escarole)

These cheesy, spicy greens are a local favorite in restaurants and home kitchens in Utica, New York, home to a large Italian-American population. There are many variations, some with fried potatoes or sausage chunks added, or Swiss chard, spinach, kale, or broccoli rabe instead of the escarole. The greens are so beloved that each year…


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