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String Beans and Potatoes

Provided by: Chef Lidia Bastianich
Served at: Felidia

  • Type of Dish: Sides
  • Servings: 8
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Special Requests: Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian/Vegan
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6 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (about 1 and 1/4 pounds), peeled and cut crosswise into 4 pieces
1 and 1/2 pounds tender string beans, cleaned
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Bring 4 quarts salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add the potatoes, and cook for 15 minutes. Add the string beans, and cook until tender, an additional 10 minutes. Drain the beans and potatoes in a colander.

Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook just until it begins to brown, about 1 minute. Add the string beans and potatoes, and season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring and mashing the potatoes roughly. Add the remaining olive oil, and season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.

(Published 2000)

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