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Baked Beans Spread - A Gourmet Easy Appetizer

The baked beans spread is an easy to make appetizer but requires some advance preparation, like soaking the beans overnight. It is a delicious traditional romanian food.


 

Baked Beans Spread - Easy Appetizer Recipe

 

Cooking time: about 2 hours

Makes:  6 servings

Ingredients:

  • half pound white beans
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 parsley root
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 medium onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Preparation:

  1.  Wash the beans  and cover them with water in a large pot. Let it soak overnight (if not possible it should be left in the water for at least 3-4 hours).
  2. Boil the water for 2-3 minutes and then drain the beans. Fill the pot again with warm water and bring it to boil. Then add 1 onion, 1 carrot, 1 parsley root and simmer for 2 hours (or until the beans are very soft). Add at the end 3 bay leaves.
  3. Drain the beans again but not completely: Leave in about 1 cup worth of water.  Remove the carrot, the parsley root, the onion and the bay leaves and beat the beans with the mixer. Add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, and 2 smashed garlic cloves. Season with salt and paprika.
  4. Finely slice 2 onions and fry them in olive oil until they became brown.
  5. Put the bean spread into a bowl and decorate on top using the fried onion.

 

 

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