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Escarole, Potato, & Beans

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword beans, escarole, Italian, potatoes
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
cooling time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2-3 heads of escarole
  • 2-3 potatoes (according to size)
  • 1 to 2 cans 15 oz. cans Pink medium size beans (rinsed)
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • 6 tbsp. olive oil
  • Frank's hot sauce (according to ones taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1- Put your water pot on (this is for your escarole and also your potatoes)  
    2-Your going to chop your escarole, peel your potatoes, open your cans of beans rinse them with the use of a strainer 
    3- After your escarole is chopped you're going to proceed to soak your escarole and rinse your escarole as many times as you need until the water is coming out clear.  You will also put your potatoes in water so they do not brown (from the air) 
    4-If your water has come to a boil (large pot) your going to give your potatoes a parboil; you're going to take the edge off of the hardness of the potatoes, so you are going to watch them closely. They won't take much time; only a few minutes after the water comes back to a boil. 
    5-After your potatoes are par-cooked; your going to strain them out of the pot since you'll be using same water for the escarole. 
    6-Bring the pot back to a boil. When it does come back to a boil your going to add your escarole. The escarole will cook very fast, so your going to have to keep a close eye on it.  After it does your going to let it cook just a few minutes(until it wilts.  Your going to strain it but you are going to reserve some of the vegetable water; you may need it when you start to put it all together. 
    7-Your going to get a large saute pan (according to the amount of vegetables you have).  
    8-Your going to put your olive oil in your pan warm it then put garlic and brown it lightly. Turn off your burner. 
    9-Take your par cooked potatoes put them in the pan and use a potato masher and mash potatoes into large chunks. Start the burner once again.  Your going to cook your potatoes a bit. 
    10-Now your going to add your strained beans into your potatoes,mix then add your salt and pepper to taste. 
    11-After your potatoes and beans cook a bit your going to add your escarole, mix well then cover and let it simmer about 10-12 minutes.  If the mixture seems dry this is where your going to add a little vegetable  water a little at a time.  You do not want it dry and you do not want it too wet. You are going to have to judge. 
    12- After its done you can serve with some Franks's pepper sauce.
  • Buon Appetito!!