Friday, 15 August 2014

Greek beans... Fasolakia

    A big favourite in our house is Fasolakia (Greek for green beans)... 
    It's a traditional recipe made with olive oil (hence it falls into the category in Greece known as "ladera") and is made in one pot, which makes it even more appealing!


    1 kg green beans, trimmed
    3/4 of a cup olive oil (preferably Greek of course!)
    2 small onions, chopped
    1 clove of garlic, grated
    750g ripe tomatoes, grated or 2 large tins crushed tomatoes
    4 potatoes cut into wedges
    a pinch of sugar
    dried oregano 
    large handfull of fresh chopped parsley
    chopped dill
    salt and freshly ground pepper


    Method:
    Heat oil in a large saucepan or casserole and cook onions, garlic, oregano for about six minutes 
    Add tomatoes and sugar and cook for a further 10 minutes
    Add potatoes and mix through
            Add beans, parsley, salt and pepper and cover with water
    Cover and cook for about half an hour until the potatoes are cooked through and the liquid reduced
    Add dill to taste



    Serve immediately with lashings of feta on top and crusty bread.


    Fantabulous!



    Enjoy!

    Καλή όρεξη! 

    Frannie xx     


    © 2014 Francesca Muir

    6 comments:

    1. Oh I have some beans and tomatoes and onion and garlic. . .just need a potato or two and I will try this out tonight! Thanks for the recipe. Happy weekend ahead!!! Hugs, Jackie

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      1. Hope you enjoy it - it's a regular favourite in our house. Raining and cold in Sydney! F xx

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    2. Nyum nyum - how do you spell it? For dinner soon? Kaly orexi indeed! Love

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    3. Makes me think of a kind of french southern "ratatouille", with beans . Sounds delicious !

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      1. Hi Malyss it is similar... enjoy F xx

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