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PRHthe menu This old family recipe is a neighborhood favorite and so easy to make. Fry garlic to a golden brown in olive oil. Then chop potatoes and string beans. Add some water to a pot and let it simmer. Squeeze in a couple of fresh tomatoes and cook it for about an hour until soft. Add salt, pepper and chopped fresh Italian parsley. A loaf of crusty Italian bread rounds out the meal.

Ingredients ➜ 6 medium potatoes (about

1 and 1/4 pounds), peeled and cut into pieces ➜ 1 1/2 pounds tender string beans, cleaned, ends removed and broken in two or three pieces ➜ 4 tablespoons extra-

virgin olive oil

➜ 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

➜ 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped ➜ 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley

➜ Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Courtesy of Rita Coccia Trombetta

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Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook just until it begins to brown, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside. In a pot, add the potatoes and water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Add string beans and cook for 10 more minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and cook an additional 30 minutes or longer until soft. Add salt pepper and parsley. Stir in the garlic oil and an additional tablespoon of olive oil. Serve with a loaf of Italian bread.

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