Potatoes & Beans: Easy and Delicious

28 Nov

One advantage of living in the Mediterranean is that there is plenty of delicious food all year around! I try to experiment a little bit and this weekend I created something easy and very tasty. If it looks a little bit too veggie for you, no worries, I suggest to serve it with pork medallions with pepper sauce or even better with a nice lamb chop.

Mediterranean Potatoes

Ingredients:

6-8 potatoes

A handful of olives (black, green, or mixed)

1-2 table spoons capres

1-2 tomatoes or 4-5 sun dried tomatoes

Olive oil

1 glas or 1 can anchovy (in French: Anchois, optional)

Salt, pepper, herbes de Provence

Preparation:

1) Peel the potatoes and cut the tomatoes in thicker slices.

2) Heat up 1-2 table spoons of olive oil in a pan, wait until it’s warm, then add the potatoes. Place the olives, capres, tomatoes and optional anchovy on top of the potatoes, otherwise they might burn. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and herbes de provence (also possible with only rosemary, thyme, oregano or marjoram)

3) Cover your pan with a lid and cook for about 10 min without stirring (I cooked it at max flame, if you feel that it will burn, don’t put it on max). Check if the potatoes aren’t sticking on the pan, if necessary stir, then cover again for at least another 10-20 min until the potatoes are soft.

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Beans & Bacon

Ingredients:

500g long, green beans

1 pack bacon (I bought poitrine fumée here in France, buy bacon that does not contain a lot of fat)

Preparation:

1) Wash the beans and cut off the tips.

2) Cook the beans in boiling, salted water for 10-15 min.

3) Let them cool off a little bit, then wrap a handful in one slice of bacon (if it doesn’t stick together, use a toothpick) and put in a baking pan, meanwhile start preheating the oven at 200-230 degrees Celsius.

4) Bake your beans & bacon rolls until the bacon is crisp (be careful not to burn them). I am suggesting 10 min of baking time but that really depends on your oven.

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