Recipe ingredients and directions:

White Beans with Sage

1 lb dry small white, or Great Northern beans

2 1/2 quarts water

1 large garlic clove, peeled

1 handful fresh sage leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried

coarse salt and pepper, to taste

fruity olive oil

Put beans, sage, water, garlic, and salt in a heavy cooking pot.

Cover and place over very low heat, so that it takes almost an hour

to bring to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, regulate the heat so

that the liquid barely simmers. The beans must not move around

during cooking as it will cause them to break up. The length of

time it takes the beans to cook depends upon their age, but count

on at least three hours (easy for me since I work at home). The

beans should retain their shape and be tender to the bite. Season

to taste. Have fruity olive oil on the side to drizzle on top.

Serves six to eight.

Category: Bean Cereals Recipes