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Bohnensalat

This is another from Salad Days, as featured here. I ate it with the Quiche of Fail.

Bohnensalat

An Old German salad. This is my own recipe inherited from my mother, who inherited it from her mother, who I suspect inherited from her mother. However, this particular version I like to feel is distinguished by its simplicity. Smooth and soft, it can be served instead of a vegetable with just about any dish.

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Salade des Haricots Verts (French Bean Salad)

I decided to make this salad from Escoffier (Paul Hamlyn, 1934) as an accompaniment to a second lamb steak.  It is simply too cold and wet out for a leafy green salad.

Salade des Haricot Verts (French Bean Salad)

Cook the beans in salted water, rinse is cold water, then dry in a cloth.

Rub the bottom of the salad bowl with garlic, add salt, freshly ground pepper, a little vinegar and 3 times the amount of olive oil. Mix all well together and put in the beans. Thinly sliced tomatoes and fillets of anchovy are sometimes added to this salad. [Not if I’m making it.]

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Green Bean Salad

Today’s recipe is just a simple green bean side salad, from the Italian cookbook used for this recipe. I made spaghetti and meatballs last night, and although I used the cookbook as a jumping off point for the meatballs, I veered off-recipe so can’t really blog them here without breaking our rule of following recipes religiously, regardless of whether we think we know how to make the recipes better. They were very very very good meatballs though. I decided that the stodge of this meal needed to be countered with a nice salad.

Green Bean Salad or Fagiolini all’agro
2lb fresh green beans cut into 2-inch lengths
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1 large clove garlic
salt and pepper
dash of crushed red pepper

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