[Sca-cooks] Wanted: Bean Recipes
ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Mon Aug 11 11:59:24 PDT 2008
A Cooked Dish of Lentils is a favorite of ours; it's 13th c. Andalusian.
Cooked Dish of Lentils
al-Andalusi p. C-5 (no. 377) (Good)
Wash lentils and put them to cook in a pot with sweet water, oil,
pepper, coriander and cut onion. When they are cooked throw in salt,
a little saffron and vinegar; break three eggs, leave for a while on
the flame and later retire the pot. Other times cook without onion.
If you wish cook it with Egyptian beans pricked into which have been
given a boil. Or better with dissolved yeast over a gentle fire. When
the lentils begin to thicken add good butter or sweet oil, bit by
bit, alike until it gets absorbed, until they are sufficiently cooked
and have enough oil. Then retire it from the flame and sprinkle with
1 1/2 c dried lentils = 10 oz 2 medium onions = 1/2 lb
2 1/4 c water 3/4 t salt (yeast)
1 1/2 T oil 12 threads saffron 4 T butter (or oil)
3/8 t pepper 2 T vinegar more pepper
1 1/2 t coriander 4 eggs
Slice onions. Put lentils, water, oil, pepper, coriander and onion in
a pot, bring to a boil, and turn down to a bare simmer. Cook covered
50 minutes, stirring periodically. Add butter or oil and cook while
stirring for about 5 minutes. Add salt, saffron (crushed into 1 t
water) and vinegar, and bring back to a boil. Put eggs on top, cover
pot and keep lentils at a simmer; stir cautiously every few minutes
in order to scrape the bottom of the pot without stirring in the
eggs. We find that if the heat is off, the eggs don't cook; if the
heat is up at medium, the eggs cook, but the lentils start to stick
to the pot. A larger quantity might hold enough heat to cook the eggs
without leaving it on the flame. When the eggs are cooked, sprinkle
with a little more pepper and serve. Makes 5 1/4 c.
>Greetings all! I hope everyone that went to Pennsic had a great
>time and everyone that stayed home had a great time too!
>Now that we're back, it's time for my husband and I to start eating
>healthier and lower carb again.
>I am currently looking for some good bean recipes to use as side
>dishes for our dinners, since beans are on the "authorized" list for
>Phase 1. By this I mean recipes involving things like kidney beans,
>navy beans, pinto beans, and so on, and go beyond just the standard
>baked beans/pork & beans thing. Please, no beans & rice, since rice
>is currently on the "not authorized" list.
>Any recipe suggestions will be gladly received.
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