Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Farmwife's Bread Soup: Cialledd' alla Contadina
Total:
40 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups chopped beet greens
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 4 (1/2-inch thick) slices country bread, grilled
  • Caciocavallo or pecorino, for grating

Directions

In a large soup pot over high heat, heat the olive oil and soften the onion and garlic but do not allow them to brown. Add the potatoes, then the sea salt, pepper flakes, and greens, stirring well. Add the water and bay leaf and simmer 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Discard bay leaf.

Serve in large bowls with bread alongside and cheese grated over the top.

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