Yield: 8 servings
|1 pounds||Dried white beans such as Great Northern|
|1 tablespoon||Olive oil|
|2 teaspoons||Garlic, minced|
|1 medium||Onion, peeled and diced|
|1 \N||Carrot, peeled and diced|
|1 cup||Chicken stock|
|\N \N||Salt and pepper to taste|
|\N \N||Grated nutmeg|
|1 pinch||Cayenne pepper|
In a large saucepan, cover the beans with 10 cups of cold water and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat and simmer the beans for approximately 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until tender.
In a 12-inch saut pan, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic, onion, and carrot and saut, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Do not let the vegetables brown.
Add the cooked beans, chicken stock, and seasonings to the pan and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes, until the vegetables are soft and the beans are hot.
Place the bean mixture in the bowl of a food processor and pure it.
You may have to do this in two batches. Transfer the pure to a bowl, taste and adjust seasonings. Serve in a bowl or casserole, or on a platter.
Note: This keeps well in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat either in a saut pan on top of the stove over gentle heat with a little stock or water, or place in a casserole, top with buttered crumbs if desired, and heat in a 375F oven for at least 30 minutes.
Sides by Melicia Phillips ISBN 0-517-59687-3 pg 44 Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 06-28-95