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Basic Recipe For Cooking Dried White Beans

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Ingredients
  White beans 2 Cup (32 tbs), dried
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), peeled
  Onion 1
  Bay leaf 1
  Carrot 1
  Cloves 2
  Fresh thyme sprig 1 (or other herb)
  Salt To Taste
Directions

Sort out any damaged beans or bits of stone.
Do not pre-soak.
Wash under running water and place in casserole with onion stuck with, cloves, carrot, bay leaf, garlic clove, and sprig of thyme.
Cover with tepid water to a level 3 fingers above surface of beans.
Cook with lid on over very low fire until beans are tender, but not mushy or easily bruised.
Drain thoroughly and discard vegetables and spices with which beans cooked.
Salt beans only when cooked.
Beans should be from current year if possible.
Unless they have been subjected to special processing, they will need to cook 1 1/2~3 hours. note: Cooked white beans ;are served with tomato-onion sauce, used in omelets , or fried to accompany meat or sausage

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Main Dish
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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