I was shocked not to get given a place in the tour de France this year, but i suppose my form really wasn’t up to scratch and i hate pavé anyways. In honor of the start of le tour i had some friends around for a traditional french dish; Cassoulet. It was a fantastic evening of fine food, Bordeaux and good times however the next morning i had two concerns, my immense hangover and the copious amounts of white haricot beans that were left over – Literally two bowls the size of my head.
SO where there is a problem my appetite will find a solution.
White Bean soup.
this is so simple and is a great way to turn leftovers into a wintery bowl of deliciousness.
4 cups white haricot beans (soaked and cooked)
1 cup of chicken stock.
1-2 cloves of garlic (up to your preference)
salt and pepper to taste.
These are so simple to make, and when you compare them to that crap that comes out of a can you get a bit scared (like hairy spiders scary) at how much sugar must go into them.
about 4 cups of cooked white haricot beans
one onion finely diced
4 cloves garlic minced
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp chili flakes.
salt and pepper to taste
5. I like to have these beans after a nice bike ride with poached eggs, thyme buttered mushrooms and smashed avocado a la Porgie + Mr Jones on some nice dense toast.
Note: These beans have come dried, and need to be soaked overnight and then simmered for about an hour. Alternatively you can buy them canned.