CNYEats A Taste of Utica Smothered Greens (Cicoria Affogata)

by Joanne on October 16, 2011

A Taste of Utica, page 140 by Eva Russo. A recipe you’ll make over and over again.


A side dish that’s easy, healthy, and always welcome at any table.


This is what you need


  • 2 lbs. fresh dandelion greens (*I used red chard. Use your favorite tender green)
  • 3 TBS olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: red pepper flakes while sautéing garlic

Discard wilted leaves from greens.  Wash several times in cold water and cut off stems.

Sauté garlic in the hot oil for one minute.  Add the greens and seasonings.

Cover the pan and cook slowly for 10 – 12 minutes until tender.  If the greens become dry, add 2 TBS water.

Stir occasionally.  Add some grated Parmesan or Romano cheese to serve (optional).


Utica, we love our greens!

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1 Comment

  • At 2011.10.16 17:39, ChopinandMysaucepan said:

    This looks so delicious and healthy. Adding more parmesan and romano is not an option for me, it’s a must! 🙂

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