Escarole and Beans

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    as a side dish
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef's Home Kitchen

By Scott Conant

Published 2021

  • About

One thing I’ve learned over all my years studying the way Italians cook: There are some things that the nonne do that seem counterintuitive, but somehow yield the best results. Case in point: the double-cooked escarole in this dish. You wouldn’t think that simply blanching the escarole—which only takes a minute—before it is sautéed would make such a difference, but somehow that step (which is a tried-and-true nonna technique) is what brings the flavors of this dish into focus.