Braised Green Beans and Potatoes with Tomato Sauce

Fassolakia Ladera

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Appears in
The Foods of Greece

By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 1993

  • About

Stuffed tomatoes and peppers and Fassolakia Ladera are the principal Greek summer dishes. We buy fresh, tender green beans from the street markets and all members of the family help string and prepare them for cooking.

In most Greek kitchens a good vegetable knife is considered an unnecessary luxury, so preparing the beans is not easy—it is very hard to string green beans with an unsuitable knife. Nevertheless, many cooks make these beans at least once a week because everybod