Flageolet Beans Recipe

This recipe for traditional French flageolet beans is easy to make and only requires a few basic ingredients.

| November/December 2019

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In France, it’s traditional to serve flageolet beans with leg of lamb or roast beef. You can add some of the natural meat gravy to the flageolets at serving time.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried flageolet beans
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 6 cups salted cold water
  • 1 onion or large shallot, chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sprig of thyme (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)

Directions 

  1. Rinse the beans in a colander, and then transfer them to a large pot filled with cold water. Add the baking soda, and then bring to a boil. Boil for 2 to 5 minutes. (This is more effective than soaking, and solves the flatulence problem often attributed to beans.) Strain the beans.
  2. Bring the salted water to a boil in a heavy pot. Add the blanched beans, onion, garlic, thyme, and bay leaf. Cook until the beans are tender, about 1 hour; be careful not to overcook, or the beans begin to fall apart. Remove thyme and bay leaf before serving.

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