Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Northern White Beans

2 C dried Northern white beans (soaked overnight in enough water to cover beans)
5 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
1/4 C chopped fresh parsley
1/2 C chopped fresh sage
1t kosher salt
1/2t black pepper
4T extra virgin olive oil

Place all ingredients in a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Add just enough water to cover beans. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about 2 hours with a lid until beans are tender. Add water as needed. Add more salt and pepper to taste. With a potatoe masher (or bean masher as it may be...), mash some of the beans for a thicker consistency.

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