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Bacon with Broad Beans    HT  MC    90mins plus soaking

Serve 4     Hot   Bacon  Main course  Eggless



A 1kg/2 lb Smoked Bacon Joint e.g. collar

1 Bouquet Garni

1 Onion, quartered

600ml/20fl.oz. Chicken Stock

450g/1lb Broad Beans

50g/2oz Butter

50g/2oz Onion, chopped

50g/2oz Plain Flour




1. Cover the bacon with cold water and soak for 2 hours.


2. Drain the bacon, place in a large saucepan, cover with fresh water and bring to the boil. Pour off half the water and replace with fresh cold water. Add the bouquet garni and onion quarters and simmer for 1 hour.


3. Meanwhile, cook the beans in boiling salted water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.


4. Heat the butter in a saucepan and fry the chopped onion until soft and transparent. Mix in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes without browning. Gradually add the stock stirring all the time and cook until thickened.


5. Add the beans and cook for a further 5 minutes.


6. To serve - cut the bacon into thick slices and serve with the beans.


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Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


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