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Creamed French Beans

180 calories per serving

ingredients

serves 4
800 g (1 3/4 lb) French beans
salt and freshly milled white pepper
bean leaves, if available
1 large onion
25 g (1 oz) butter
150 ml (1/4 pint) creme fraiche

Garnish
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

method

1. Top and tail the beans and remove any stringy threads. Wash the beans in cold water, drain and halve larger beans.

2. Bring sufficient water to cover the beans to the boil with a little salt. Tip the beans and leaves into the boiling water, cover the saucepan and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

3. Finely dice the onion. Melt the butter in a large frying pan and cook the onion until transparent. Drain the beans in a sieve and add them to the onion. Stir in the creme fraiche, reheat over a low heat and season to taste.

4. Serve sprinkled with chopped dill and parsley.

Serve with: roast lamb, lamb chops or Viennese Simmered Beef, and roast potatoes.

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13 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Creamed french beans
posted by liz @ 09:27AM, 7/04/09
Very easy to cook and tasty also!
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