Roadside Chicory or Escarole Potato Salad

Prep time: 15 minutes
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Cook time: 15 minutes
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Yields 4 as a meal, 6-8 as a side

Ingredients

2 lbs of chicory or escarole 

2 lbs of small to medium Yukon gold potatoes 

4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced or smashed

4 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil

A pinch of dried chili flakes 

Salt

Prep time: 15 minutes
 | 
Cook time: 15 minutes
 | 
Yields 4 as a meal, 6-8 as a side

Ingredients

2 lbs of chicory or escarole 

2 lbs of small to medium Yukon gold potatoes 

4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced or smashed

4 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil

A pinch of dried chili flakes 

Salt

Ingredients

2 lbs of chicory or escarole 

2 lbs of small to medium Yukon gold potatoes 

4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced or smashed

4 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil

A pinch of dried chili flakes 

Salt

Directions

1. Place the potatoes in a large pot with water and bring to a boil. After 15  minutes stick a fork into the center of the largest potato to test and see if they are cooked. Once fork tender, drain in a colander and set the potatoes aside to cool off.  

2. While the potatoes are cooling, clean the chicory (if using) of any wilted or rotten leaves. Wash the chicory or escarole thoroughly. 

3. Bring another large pot of water to a boil. As soon as the water starts boiling add a few pinches of salt and the chicory or escarole, pushing with a spoon to submerge all the leaves into the boiling water. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes, until tender but not mushy. Drain in a colander and set aside.

4. Peel the skin off the potatoes. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Cut the potatoes into ½ inch wide slices and set aside. 

5. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir for a couple of seconds to release the aroma and flavor. Add the chili flakes and quickly stir for 2-3 seconds. 

6. Add the chicory or escarole and the sliced potatoes and stir thoroughly to allow the greens to infuse with the oil and garlic mixture. Adjust with salt to taste and serve.