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Tzimmes Fasoleis (White Beans) (P, TNT)
Source: Unknown
Serves: 4

1 cup dried white or brown beans
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 bay leaf

2 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. brown sugar (if you like it sweeter add another spoonful)
1/8 tsp. salt

Soak overnight in water; drain and wash. Fill a saucepan with water and a little more to cover beans. Bring to a boil. Take off fire and add 1 tsp. baking soda. Leave for 30 minutes to soak.

Drain and wash again and then transfer back to saucepan. Cover beans with fresh water and add at least 4 more cups of water. Cook beans until very soft with sugar, salt and bay leaf. Drain beans, but leave 2-3 cups of the cooked bean water for later use.

In the saucepan heat the oil. Add flour, sugar and salt, mixing all the time. Add 2 cups of the water; mix very well. If the roux is too thick, add little by little more of the water. It should not be too thick.

Put back the beans and simmer on the smallest heat for about 10 minutes.

In the food processor put in half of the amount and grind it.

Transfer back to saucepan; mix until well blended.

Put in a serving dish. Cover and keep in refrigerator. You serve and eat it cold.

Posted by Rina Perry

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A