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Cicerchie Beans with Cotechino - Le Marche & Umbria alternative to Lentils

Cicerchie Beans with Cotechino - Le Marche & Umbria alternative to Lentils | Le Marche and Food | Scoop.it

Cicerchia is an ancient form of chickpea, they look like a cross between corn and human teeth (yes, it’s weird). Cotechino is traditionally served with lentils, but in this dish it pairs wonderfully with the cicerchie (basically an Italian sausage). For a vegetarian take on this dish, omit the cotechino and top the cicerchie with a fried egg. Be sure to buy a huge loaf of crusty bread to serve on the side.

cicerchie beans with cotechino italian sausage

Prep Time - 10 minutes
Cook Time - 3 hours
Total Time - 3 hours, 30 minutes
Serves - 4-6 people
Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 5 large sage leaves
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3 large garlic cloves, cut in half
  • 2-3 birdseye chilis, crushed
  • 1 lb. piece cotechino (ask your local butcher)
  • 1 lb. bag cicerchie, soaked in cool water overnight and drained
  • salt to taste
  • bread for serving

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