Serves 4

Agretti Sautéed With Pancetta

Agretti is an unusual spring green, or swamp grass that grows near the water.


1 Bunch of Agretti
1/2 Cup Diced Pancetta
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper


Wash the agretti well and cut off the roots and any thick stem pieces, then dry on paper towels.

In a large wide bottom saucepan or frying pan, fry the diced pancetta until it's crispy in the olive oil, about 5 minutes.

Add the cleaned and dried agretti to the saucepan and sauté the agretti until it softens but still retains a little crunch to the bite, about 6 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.

Note:  If you find the agretti , try soaking it in cool water for a few minutes after you cut off the roots and before you cook it.