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Stewed Borlotti BeansIngredients for Stewed Borlotti Beans

1kg fresh borlotti beans podded (roughly 1.5kg in the pod needed)
2 Italian potatoes
2 red onions
2 sprigs of rosemary
40g pancetta or guanciale
1ltr vegetable stock
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
rustic bread

How to make Stewed Borlotti Beans

  • Dice the potatoes and thinly slice the onions.
  • Sweat the onions in butter and oil, then add the potatoes and the beans.
  • Let them fry gently for a couple of minutes, then add enough hot stock to cover.
  • Leave to cook on the lowest heat for about 4 hours, occasionally stirring and adding stock when necessary.
  • Adjust with salt if necessary.
  • Slice the guanciale in strips, fry it until crispy, then mix it (together with its juice) in the stew with the finely chopped rosemary.
  • Serve very hot on some toasted rustic bread, with a crack of black pepper.

Serves 4

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