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Old September 5, 2013   #32
Join Date: Nov 2011
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Here's a ridiculously simple, but very tasty way to cook Italian style flat beans. It's peasant food at it's best, if you ask me! My grandmother and mother made this regularly while I was growing up, but as a child i didn't like green foods, so i avoided it. i didn't know what i was missing! We've been eating this at least once a week lately, but the beans are now slowing down so it may be a while before we get to have it again. Two of us can usually make a meal out of it, and we'll add a hunk of good, crusty bread to sop up any oil left in the bowl.

Beans and Potatoes:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Add two to three handfuls of cleaned, trimmed flat Roma style beans, and two baking potatoes (peeled or unpeeled -- up to you) cut into one to two inch chunks.

Boil until both beans and potatoes are tender.

Drain and toss generously with extra virgin olive oil.

Check for seasoning and add more salt if needed.

Can be served hot, but is equally good at room temperature.
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