Molise Celery

Submitted by John on Sun, 06/14/2020 - 18:31

Sedano alla MolisanaSedano alla Molisana is a simple and delicious preparation of a vegetable that is sadly underappreciated in American kitchens: the humble celery. The trick that turns it from watery crunchy diet "food" into something worth serving to company is easy: you boil it first for 10 minutes! That means it's a great side dish if you are cooking pasta for supper because you already have a pot of boiling water, just be sure to cook the celery first!

After that, it's just a matter of good, common ingredients. You don't even need much patience for this one! 

4 Servings
Preparation time
30 minutes
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook the celery in boiling water for 10 minutes, then fish it out of the water with a strainer if you want the water for pasta.
  3. In a hot skillet, add the oil and a tablespoon of water, and the scallions. Cook for 5 minutes, and season as needed with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the olives and the celery and stir it all together.
  5. Transfer into an oven-safe serving dish, sprinkle with breadcrumbs, and bake for 15 minutes. Serve hot.
I liked this a lot, but I think next time I would use half the breadcrumbs.
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