Wednesday, October 04, 2006

My Favourite Beans

I don't know what they're called though...

They are in season almost year 'round - except at the height of summer. I usually I just steam them and eat them with butter and Maldon salt, but tonught I felt like something a little more substantial, so I wandered the web hungry and thinking.

I knew I had some cooked shell pasta in the fridge, and this morning I'd boiled some eggs a little too long {hint, never shower and boil eggs at the same time} and then didn't even have time to eat one for breakfast, so courtesy of Mark Bittman's The Minimalist column in the New York Times today I started thinking laterally. Beans, eggs, eggs, vegetables - cauliflower, Polonaise ... good solution.

So while the beans blanched I sweated 2 cloves of chopped garlic in about 75 mg of really good olive oil.

Once the garlic was fragrant and translucent I added 1 bird pepper and then put in 4 sliced eggs to gently heat in the oil.

I drained the beans and set them with cold water, warmed the pasta in the microwave, finely sliced a red pepper, the last from my CSA box and then tossed everything together with the hot oil/egg mixture, lots of freshly ground black pepper and then topped it all with a sprinkle of Maldon salt.

While I enjoyed my dinner

- and it really was good,

Cole and Noel, my 2 goldfish watched with envy.


veuveclicquot said...

hmmm... these look a lot like sugar snap peas...!

Delish looking photo. :)

aja said...

Yumm, sugar snaps, but I have never seen them 12 inches long and 1/4 inch thick... Also, the beans inside are like teeny greeny beans like you use dried... They also taste like a kind of string bean as against the sweetness of snaps. Different but really really good. 8^)