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Post by Chilli-head on 11th August 2017, 2:00 pm

For those who still have a green bean surplus ...

Whilst in Greece we had a bowl of green beans, cooked in the Greek λαδερά or "oily" style. No, bear with me. This is good quality olive oil, which takes the flavours of the dish and must be mopped up with fresh bread at the end. The essentials are beans, tomato, olive oil and flat leaf parsley. What also interested me about the ones we had is that the beans were what I'd normally consider being slightly over, when the pods have started to fill out a bit. But the long cooking time (45 mins) makes them good. And because there is no draining off of cooking water, you get to eat all the vitamins and minerals rather than pour them down the sink Very Happy

Rather than type up a recipe here, I'll just put in this pointer to the rather wonderful greekrecipe.com:

http://www.greek-recipe.com/green-beans-in-tomato-sauce/

Now I've just noticed that we don't have a recipe for the essential partner, Greek χωριάτικο ψωμί, (horiatiko psomi - village bread). Neither does greekrecipe.com. Hmm, I'll see what I can find.
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