Foodbook #231 Greek baked giant beans – Gigantes with recipe

Foodbook #231 Greek baked giant beans – Gigantes with recipe


This is one of the foods I don’t like it so much but is very healthy and includes so many vitamins. I must say that this recipe fyy th on Akis Petretzikis is the best I found to give this food a tasty that make it good for me , it’s easy and you will love it I think . Maybe a food like this will be difficult for kids to eating, but with the right way or some extras like sausage or cheese will make this good more attractive, let’s see the recipe


* 500 g giant beans
* salt
* 70 g olive oil
* 1 onion, dry
* 3 sprig(s) celery
* 2 carrots
* 1 red bell pepper
* 2 clove(s) of garlic
* 1 stick(s) cinnamon
* 2 bay leaves
* 1 tablespoon(s) granulated sugar
* 1 tablespoon(s) tomato paste
* 50 g white wine
* 400 g canned tomatoes
* lemon zest, of 1 lemon
* 1 sprig(s) rosemary
* 300 g water
* 1 chicken bouillon cube
* pepper
* 2 spring onions
* 1/2 bunch celery leaves

To serve
* parsley
* feta cheese
* pepper
* olive oil
* chili flakes
* bread

* Soak the giant beans in a bowl full of water and some salt for 12-24 hours. When ready, drain and rinse under running water to remove the salt.
* Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
* Transfer beans to a pot, add water and place over heat.
* When the water comes to a boil, simmer for 1 hour until they soften. When ready, drain and set aside.
* Place the same pot over heat and add olive oil.
* Coarsely chop the onion, celery leaves, carrots, red pepper and garlic. Add to the pot along with cinnamon stick, bay leaves, sugar and tomato paste. Mix.
* Add the white wine and wait for the alcohol to evaporate. Add the chopped tomatoes, water, lemon zest, rosemary, bouillon cube, pepper, salt and giant beans. Mix.
* Remove pot from heat.
* Finely chop the spring onions and celery leaves and add to pot. Transfer contents of pot to a 25x35 cm ovenproof baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
* Taste the beans every 15 minutes. When they soften, remove aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes.
* Serve with finely chopped parsley, feta cheese, pepper, olive oil, chili flakes and fresh bread.
As I said recipe is from akis petretzikis and you can find it here
I also wanna give you a YouTube video from Akis , I know it’s at Greek language but you will watch some extra tips for make this good

Enjoy a nice and healthy meal, stay safe my friends and have a nice day ;)

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