Salsicce e fagioli

Sausages and beans

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Twelve

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2003

  • About

Tuscans are well known for their love of beans, and this rustic recipe is one of their favourites.

Ingredients

  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) dried cannellini (or other white beans), soaked overnight in cold water</

Method

Rinse the beans and put them into a large saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Skim the surface of the scum with a slotted spoon. Add 2 whole garlic cloves and one of the sage sprigs. Cook for 1-1½ hours or until the beans are tender. Season with salt and pepper in the last half hour of the cooking time.

In a separate large saucepan, heat the olive oil. Prick the sausa