Fasolakia yiyantes sto fourno (oven-baked giant beans)

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 pounds Dried giant white beans
2 cups Oil
1 each Head of garlic
3 eaches Onions, med., chopped
1 tablespoon Celery, chopped
½ cup Parsley, minced
\N \N Salt & pepper to taste
1 cup Hot water
1¾ pounds Tomatoes, peeled,strained OR
1 tablespoon Tomato paste + 1 1/2 c water
\N \N Addt'l water as needed

Wash the beans, place in water, and soak them overnight. Drain them, then place in a pot of fresh cold salted water; cook for 45 min.; drain. Meanwhile, place oil, garlic, and onions in a baking pan and bake in preheated 350 F. oven until golden. Add beans, celery, parsley, salt & pepper, and hot water. Bake 30 min. longer. Remove from oven, stir the beans, pour in tomatoes (or diluted tomato paste). Return to oven and bake until only the oil remains.

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