Blind Husbands, or Fried Morsels

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In Nonna's Kitchen

In Nonna's Kitchen

By Carol Field

Published 1997

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Here’s a traditional country dish from Apulia based entirely on leftovers. Start with stale rustic bread, add greens and beans left over from the day before, cook them together, and what do you have? A true winter dish that gets its name from being so good that the husband eats outrageous quantities and goes blind!

Its provenance? Here’s yet another inspired vegetable dish from the De Lorenzi family in Lequile.

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