RECIPES : Tarbais Beans “a la carbonara" (serves 3)


●-- Ingredients : 500 gr blanched Label Rouge and IGP Tarbais Beans, a good walnut-sized knob of butter or duck fat (or equal quantity of oil), 2 tbsp chopped parsley, 1 whole egg, salt, pepper, 150 gr smoked lardons, 1 tbsp fresh cream, 1 leek, 1 sprig thyme or powdered equivalent, 1 onion, 1 tbsp chopped chives.

●-- Preparation : Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, then throw in the white beans. Cook for 30 minutes. Top and tail the leeks, remove any yellowed leaves, cut into four.
Wash leeks well to remove sand. Slice into 1 cm rounds. Top and tail the onions, then cut them in half vertically. Peel them – Careful they don’t make you cry ! Slice them into semi-circles. Set everything aside on the work surface.
Snip up the chives and parsley. Saute the lardons on a low heat until they are golden. Add the leeks, onions, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook on gentle heat till done. Mix in the Tarbais Beans. Continue cooking on a low heat.
Using a fork, beat the cream, egg, parsley and chives in a bowl until thoroughly blended. Stir well into the bean mixture. Taste, adjust the seasoning and serve immediately.

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