Flageolet Beans Recipe

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

| November/December 2019

french-beans
Photo by Getty Images/frederique wacquier

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.

Discover more:






mother-audience

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

February 15-16, 2020
Belton, Texas

Join us in the Lone Star state to explore ways to save money and live efficiently. This two-day event includes hands-on workshops and a marketplace featuring the latest homesteading products.

LEARN MORE







Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds

click me