Catalan Beans And Eggs
|Dried white haricot beans||1 Pound|
|Olive oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Diced cooked ham||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Cayenne pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
Soak the beans in water overnight, then drain.
Put in a saucepan and cover with fresh water.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until the beans are tender.
Peel and chop the tomatoes and onion.
Remove the core, pith and seeds from the peppers and chop.
Heat the oil in a saucepan.
Add the onion and peppers and fry for 5 minutes.
Stir in the ham, tomatoes, cayenne and salt and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Mix in the beans and continue cooking for about 5 minutes, until all the ingredients are heated through.
Turn the bean mixture into an ovenproof serving dish.
Make four hollows and break an egg into each.
Bake in a hot oven (425° F) for 6-8 minutes or until the eggs are cooked.