My first thought when I saw these beans on a menu in Italy was 'Beans on toast?' But then I tasted them. I felt pretty humbled that such a simple dish had been made to taste so gorgeous. Once you've learned how to season and cook them in the right way, you can apply the method to cannellini beans, butter beans, borlotti beans, haricots verts, lentils, even chickpeas. If you've grown your own beans, good on ya! Fresh ones will take about 45 minutes to cook, but you're more likely to get dried beans as they're cheap, and very reliable to cook. However, they will need soaking for at least 12 hours.
Nutritional Information - Amount per serving:
- Calories 422kcal
- Carbs 4.2g
- Sugar 1.1g
- Fat 15.2g
- Saturates 2.3g
- Protein 18.6g
This recipe is from:
Jamie at Home
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