Sweet and Sour String Beans No. 1

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Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • 1 qt. wax beans
  • 1 qt. boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 qt. boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Wash, string and cut beans in pieces. Cook in boiling water until tender, from 1 to 3 hours. Add salt when nearly done. Drain and reserve 1 cup of the bean water for following sauce: Melt butter, add flour, then the bean liquid or soup stock and bean water mixed; then the rest of the ingredients to taste. Add the boiled beans and serve hot.