White Beans a la Bretonne

Haricots à la Bretonne

Preparation info

  • Serves

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

French Classics Made Easy

French Classics Made Easy

By Richard Grausman

Published 2011

  • About

BRITTANY-STYLE white beans are dried white beans that are cooked and mixed with a fresh tomato sauce. They are excellent when served with roast lamb, but more important, they serve as my base for a marvelous cassoulet (Light Cassoulet).

After cooking the beans, I reduce the cooking liquid, which is usually discarded, to form a sauce. This recipe can be used to cook other dried beans and legumes (such as pinto beans, limas, chickpeas, black bea