Cooking recipes: Giant beans baked in the oven

Writes Sissy Nika – Journalist of Taste and Culture

Giant beans baked in the oven, a favorite flavor, symbolic I would say of the Greek cuisine.

Now during the Great Lent – Megali Sarakosti we ask for this recipe even more. We give you the recipe and some tips.

Giant beans baked in the oven

By Maria Georgie of the restaurant «Gia mia boukia” meaning “For a bite» at N. Makri

 

Ingredients for 4 people

500 g. giant beans

1 cup olive oil

3 tomatoes

1 red pepper cut into rings

1 tbsp crushed tomatoes or tomato paste

1 tbsp brown sugar

Little celery

6 carrots

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Little pepper

White wine Moschofilero or Roditi

How to prepare

The night before place the beans in water to swell.fasolia-gigantes-2

  We change the water a couple of times.

The next day drain them and put them in a pot with cover for 1 hour with white wine, Roditis or Moschofilero that are aromatic. Then strain and keep a little of the wine and put the giant beans in the pot again.

Chop the carrots, onions, celery and tomatoes and add with the oil in the pot by adding lukewarm water and a bit of wine until you cover them. Then add the crushed tomatoes or else the tomato puree with a little sugar.

Boil for 20-30 minutes and pour them into a baking pan.

Bake in a well preheated oven at 180 °C, until the giant beans absorb all liquid and become a bit crunchy.

Serve sprinkling with a little pepper or variety of freshly ground pepper or fresh herbs of the Greek land

Small secrets

If you like olives, before you remove the giant beans from the oven, add seedless small olives.

Herring, mackerel and sardenes tie with the giant beans incredibly …and also some fresh mizithra cheese

Unless you fast you can sprinkle the giant beans with grated graviera cheese and to accompany them with grilled sausage …