Minestrone Semplice - Plain Minestrone

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1 Onion
1 tb Chopped parsley
2 c Cut string beanS
1/2 lb Ditalini
1 c Fresh peas
2 lg Potatoes
2 ts olive oil
2 oz Grated Parmesan cheese
3 tb Butter
3 Stalks celery, diced

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Serves: 6 Cook onion in oil and butter about 3 minutes or until slightly brown. Add celery, potatoes, cook for 10 minutes in covered pot. Add 3 quarts boiling water; cook 15 minutes more. Add string beans, peas, detalini, salt and pepper; cover andcook slowly another 20 minutes. Serve hot garnished with parsley and cheese. From: The art of Italian Cooking Cerca 1948

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