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Braised Potatoes and Curly Endive

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This is a very light and refreshing dish. Easy to prepare, while paying attention to the endive’s cooking time, it will be my favorite meal for hot summer days.


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Curley endives (freshly picked on the CSA farm) are very soft and slightly bitter. They are refreshing when combined with braised dilled red potatoes. The added leeks and lemon juice make this summer meal a very light and enjoyable delight and the mint puts a finishing touch to it.

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Get in Advance:


1 bundle of curly escarole, washed and cut into ½ inch stripes and then pieces

3 leeks, washed and cut to ¼ in slices

1.5 lb small red potatoes

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup of chopped fresh dill

Leaves of several mint springs, torn and chopped

½ lemon

¼ teaspoon white pepper powder


Have On Hand:

No-salt vegetable broth


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For 3 generous Portion. Prep time 60 min.


Prepare the Potatoes

Heat 3/4 cup no-salt vegetable broth in big soup pot

Wash red potatoes, do not peels

Half, quarter or cut into ½ inch wide slices.

Add potatoes

Trim leaks, half length-wise, wash thoroughly, cut into ¼ in pieces and add

Add garlic and pepper

Cover and sweat for 15-20 min or until potatoes are fork-soft. Stir often.

Prepare Curly Endive

Wash endives carefully, remove wilted or brown leaves and central hard stems if present

Bunch heads and cut into ½ inch pieces

Set aside

Prepare Herbs

Wash and cut dill

Wash and cut mint

Mix potatoes with Endive, Dill and Lemon

ATTENTION: Timing is important so that endives do not mush!

When potatoes are done, add juice of ½ lemon, then fold under dill and finally endives.

Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes only preventing endives to collapse into a green pulp.

Serve right away BEFORE endives start to wilt because the greens will continue to warm while off the stove!

Ready to Serve

Divide onto plates, sprinkle with chopped mint.


Starting to cut the potaoes

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Washing and cutting leaks

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Braise Potatos and leeks

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Wash and clean curley endives

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Sautéing soft vegetables

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Chopped herbs and halfed lemon

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After potatoes are done add garlic and lemon juice

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Add endives (s.b.) and dill and fold carefully unter (s.r.). Serve right away.

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I could not resist to use my farm-fresh (CSA) endives and prepare them again with dilled potatoes and leaks.




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