Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Recipes from the Feast - White Bean Mash

I will not hide it: this recipe I invented was an attempt to replicate the white beans at A Minor Place on Albion Street, Brunswick. I don't know how close I came but they were delicious anyway!

White Bean Mash

2 cups dried white beans (cannellini or great northern beans), soaked overnight and drained
4 cloves good garlic
1 -2 vege stock cubes (I used the massel ones, they are pretty good)
1 onion
Olive oil

Finely chop the onion and garlic. Fry in olive oil, slowly, in big pot until translucent and fragrant. Add white beans and fry a little, until coated in oil. Fill the pot with about 4 cups of boiling water (approx). Add stock cubes, a few grindings of pepper, and a good glug of olive oil, and boil slowly until the beans become soft and squishy and the water is almost gone. If you require more water, boil some and add gradually. You are looking to get a consistency of sloppy mashed potato. Taste and add seasoning to your liking.

Would be lovely served as a side dish with a breakfast cookup.

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