Friday, 23 June 2017

Green Beans with Tomato

Haricot vert √° la tomate or green beans are a favourite food in France. Today I bought a package here. "Ancient" tomatoes are sold here too. I am still collecting seeds from Tomatoes for my friend and bought a yellow/orange and a red one.
The yellow/orange one got seeded, I washed the seeds in a fine sieve and dried them on a wooden chopping board for 8 hours on a hot day. With the pic of the tomato whole and cut in half, I give the seeds to my friend for her collection.

To go with the beans I had some pork cutlet and boiled and roasted small potatoes, a very fine meal!

recipe for the beans:
300 g small green beans
2 large spring onions with lots of white onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 medium yellow/orange Tomate Cotelee Aumoniere jaune

2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper

Top and tail the beans and in a large pot with boiling salted water cook the beans until they are just cooked- better a little undercooked, because they will need some time in the pan. Drain and put them in ice water to keep their green color, drain again.
Slice onions and garlic in strips, cut the tomato in strips too, but take out the wet seed part.

Heat up the oil in a wide pan, add onions and garlic and saute, add the beans and give them 2 minutes before you add the tomatoes. Season well with salt and pepper.

In the water you cook the beans in, cook the potatoes in their skin.
season and bread the cutlet and bake it until done. Add the cooked potatoes to the pan and roast them.

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