Boiled Haricot Beans

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Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • ½ lb. haricot beans
  • 1 oz. butter or margarine
  • salt and


Soak the beans overnight in boiling water. Drain them and well cover with cold, salted water. Bring slowly to boiling-point and simmer very slowly until tender, 2–2½ hr. Drain off the water and shake them gently over the low heat to dry them. Toss them in butter and season with pepper and salt. Serve hot, sprinkled with freshly chopped parsley.