Lisetta’s Erbe Rifatte, Sauteed wild Greens

Wild greens are curious beasts and cover a range of plants. Lisetta picked dandelions and served them at a delightful meal in the hinterland of Verona. When I asked how she did them she shrugged and said, “Wash them well, boil them, squeeze them into a ball, removing most of the liquid, coarsely chop them, and sauté them in a skillet with butter, a little garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. That’s it.”

The rest of the meal this was served in.

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Categories: Greens & Leafy Gegetables

Author:Cosa Bolle in Pentola

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