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Broad Beans with Fromage Frais

This recipe, sent in by lovely reader Katie, was served to her (a broad bean loather) by a dear friend. And because she describes herself as of the "polite persuasion" she forced herself to eat it. Imagine her surprise when it turned out to be delicious!

And we're very much in favour of recipes that convert the dubious into fans, so we're delighted to publish this one.
 
 

Ingredients

Broad Beans (best skinned later on in the season)
Fromage Frais (not the skinny version)
Clove of Garlic (optional)
Lots of ground black pepper
 

Method

Boil the beans.
Turn off the heat.
Drain, but leave the beans in the pan.
Add enough fromage frais to coat, then add pepper and garlic.
Coat the beans in the warm fromage frais on residual heat in the saucepan. Voila! Serve immediately and enjoy...
 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

20 minutes
 

Notes & Variations on Broad Beans with Fromage Frais

 
 
 

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