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mama's italian escarole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Gia Peterkin Trower
dayton, NJ

My mother Carmela was a wonderful cook and we were blessed to have her for 82 years. This is one of my favorite recipes she made that I enjoyed the most. I do make it, and it is very delicious, but it's just not like mama's! Missing you my dear mother, RIP.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mama's italian escarole

  • 2 bunch
  • 4 clove
    large garlic
  • 1 can
    good black olives
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • salt and pepper

How To Make mama's italian escarole

  • 1
    Fill a large pot about half way with water and bring to a boil and add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut off end bunch of escarole. Separate leaves and wash.
  • 2
    Add the escarole to the boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes or till tender. Throw in a few small whole garlic cloves the last few minutes. Drain the escarole really well and set aside.
  • 3
    In the same pot add olive oil. Slice 3-4 large cloves garlic the long way, not too thin and sautee and brown the garlic on each side in the olive oil.
  • 4
    Return the drained escarole to the pot with the garlic. Add salt and pepper. Add a can of drained black olives and continue to cook for about 3 minutes. Remove the vegetable from the pot, and place in a nice serving dish. Drizzle with olive oil