[Sca-cooks] Wanted: Bean Recipes

David Friedman 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 
	(Egyptian beans)
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.
>Many thanks!
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David Friedman

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