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Johnny's Pane Cotto Recipe

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John Albis Jr.
Added: Sunday, November 11, 2007


5 heads of escarole
4 cloves of garlic
2 cans of canneloni beans
2 tbsps. olive oil
1 loaf of day old Italian bread
2 - 3 cups of chicken broth
Red pepper (to taste)

Rinse escarole and break into 2 - 3 inch pieces. Saute garlic with olive oil in pan until soft. Add escarole to pan, saute until escarole is wilted, approximately 15 - 20 minutes.

Add 2 cans of drained canneloni beans to escarole. Add 2 cups of chicken broth and red pepper to pot. Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer, let simmer for 20 minutes. Pour into a baking dish (10 x 14). Submerge bite size pieces of bread into pan. Season with salt, pepper and grated cheese. Bake covered for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Broil for 10 minutes until bread is slightly brown.




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