So I noticed a bag of dried flageolets in a gourmet grocery store in the big city and decided to buy them because it was a food item that I had never had!
I made a rack of lamb a few nights ago and decided that these elegant little French beans would be perfect with it. I made them quite simply because I wanted to actually taste the bean. Here’s how I did it:
Rinse thoroughly and remove any broken beans
In keeping with the French theme, take two shallots
mince with two cloves of garlic
and saute in a pressure cooker (with a browning mechanism) or a large dutch oven. If you live in a normal place you probably don’t need a pressure cooker. If you live at the top of a mountain at the end of the world, you do.
saute until the shallots are soft, then add the beans and water to cover, a teaspoon or so of dried rosemary and a bay leaf
If you aren’t using a pressure cooker, I would suggest soaking the beans overnight and then simmering until the beans are tender (about 1 hour)
Salt and pepper to taste…
It was lovely with the lamb!