info@foodtoursofitaly.com +39 3289473305 foodtoursofitaly

Scarola e Fagioli (E .../ Naples & Campania




Escarole and Beans
Escarole and Beans is atypical dish in Naples’ region
Escarole is a variety of endive. This dish with escarole and beans was also called Pignato Magro, in contrast to another dish called Pignato Grasso , the latter better known as Zuppa Maritata . The adjective magro (thin) due to the fact that it was a poor dish because there is no meat; therefore it was a dish of the poor people, that used for its preparation the outer part of the endives normally destined to hens.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • ½ kg of white beans
  • 4 bundles of escarole
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 100 gr. of lard
  • 1 celery stalk
  • oil, salt and peppers

Soak the beans for a whole night, then boil them in salted water with a clove of garlic and celery over very slow and continuous heat.
Clean the endives and blanch in a little salted water . Gently squeeze, then stir fry them in a pan with olive oil and chopped garlic and lard. Add the cooked beans with a little of their water and cook for 15 minutes.

Escarole and Beans

other related articles

more more


The famous dish is iconic of Rome and yet its origins are still unclear today. One ...

Read More

Typical Roman side-dishes

Contorni Typical Roman Side Dishes In this post I’ll be describing some of the ...

Read More

February Frappe

February in Rome is not just about Valentine’s Day but more importantly about ca ...

Read More

Leave a Reply

Allowed Tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Food Tours of Italy
© 2015 All Rights Reserved.
Food Tours of Italy.com