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Escarole With Garlic and Bread Crumbs

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“Escarole is a bitter green and we love it sauteed with fresh garlic. A quick blanching keeps it bright green and tames some of it's bitterness. I found this version in "The North End Italian Cookbook". Fried bread crumbs and a few red pepper flakes makes this dish fantastic.”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Coarsely chop the escarole.
  3. Add to water, cook 2 minutes, drain, rinse with cold water and drain again.
  4. Heat oil in a heavy skillet, add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook over medium heat until garlic is browned.
  5. Add bread crumbs and cook until browned.
  6. Turn heat to high, add escarole, season with salt and pepper, stir and toss until heated through.
  7. Place in a serving bowl and pour any oil left in the pan over the escarole.

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