Friday, January 2, 2009

French Bean Soup

* 3 pints water.
* 1 pint soaked haricot beans.
* 2 potatoes.
* 1 ounce butter.
* 1 onion.
* 1 pound French beans.
* 1 teaspoon salt.
* 1 dozen peppercorns.

Dissolve the butter in a saucepan and fry in it the potatoes and onion sliced for five minutes, then add the haricot beans and water and boil for two hours. Add the salt, rub through a wire sieve, replace in the pan, add the French beans cut fine, and simmer until tender. Tinned beans do equally well, and only require to be made thoroughly hot.

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