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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Flat Beans with Olive Oil

(Zeytinyagli Yesil Fasulye)

Flat Beans with Olive Oil
500 gr flat beans
50 ml extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tbsp sugar
2 tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp crushed tomato
1 1/2 cups water
Salt

First, wash the beans, trim both ends and shave along the sides with a knife. In a large pot place the onion and olive oil. Cook them together for about 3-4 minutes. Add the beans, garlic, salt, sugar, tomatoes and crushed tomato. Pour in 1 cup of water. Leave the lid half open and cook for 35-40 minutes, and add another half cup of water midway through. If needed, you can add more water later.

Let cool for half an hour, then place in a service plate. Pour in a little bit of extra virgin olive oil again. Let cool in the fridge. This dish is served cold as a side.

* This is a vegetarian dish.

10 Comments:

At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this dish! Best ever!

 
At 3:29 PM, Blogger Ferda said...

I agree! I just made this last night. 2 thumbs up from me :)

 
At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When i was visiting Turkey, we ate this meal as our main course, and it was served hot. Very Delicious!

Do you have any more recepies for vegetable dishes?

Thanks for your great website!

 
At 8:52 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
We don't serve this dish warm or as a main dish:) I think you probably had Flat Beans with Lamb:

http://www.turkishcookbook.com/2006/09/flat-beans-with-lamb.php

I have been posting many vegetable dishes, check out the Olive Oil
Dishes and the Vegetables sections:)

 
At 7:38 AM, Blogger Joanne said...

Merhaba Binnur

Thankyou for your wonderful recipes. I recently married a wonderful Turkish (cerkez actually) man and have had so much trouble cookıng turkısh food for hım. I love your recipes because ı am able to follow the steps and so far everythıng ı have cooked from your sıte has turned out wonderful. He loves my cookıng now :)but ı have a long way to go and need lots of practıce. çok teşekur ederim.

Joanne

 
At 10:12 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Joanne,
Thank you:) I am glad that I am able to help your cooking for your husband. Don't worry, you will be a great cook. You just need a lot of practice to become a good cook:)
Sevgilerimle,

 
At 10:43 PM, Blogger Gul said...

Hi Binnur,
Just a clarification for the poster who said that they ate this dish as a main dish and hot... I am from Izmir, my family is originally from the Balkans (Selanik and Uskup) and we indeed serve this dish as a main course and hot. All olive oil dishes other than piyaz or salads are served hot on my mom's side of the family, and, I imagine, in other Balkan families like mine perhaps. So that's what the poster may have been referring to. I got used to eating cold olive oil dishes only when I was away from my family in college :-) Love your website, especially because the measurements and ingredients are already North America-adjusted! With love from Boston,
Gul

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Gul,
Thank you for the information:)
With love from Toronto:)

 
At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just made this recipe with green beans (same as flat beans?) and it took 1.5-2 h to cook. The burner was on medium. That seems like a long time for just 4 servings of food. Green beans are what I am usually able to find here (US) and zeytinyagli fasulye is a dish I love. Any suggestions? Thanks,Zeyneb

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Zeyneb,
The green beans and the flat beans are not the same:( I think you may find the flat beans at the farmers market.

 

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