Monday, October 31, 2011

Attempt to Make Tavche Gravche

I use attempt because I am tweaking the recipe. Since I don't like red peppers or onions or parsley, I am not including them. So this is my version of Tavche Gravche.


White Beans
1 potato, peeled and chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 spoonful of red spice (when I figure out what it is exactly, I will let you know)

  1. Wash the beans and leave them in water overnight.
  2. Put the beans in a pot of water and bring to boil.
  3. Let boil for about 10-15 minutes. While cooking, this is a good time to peel and chop your potato and carrot and begin boiling them in another pot with enough water for them and the beans.
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  5. Drain beans and put into another pot of hot water!
  6. Add potato and carrot to beans. Bring to a boil again. *I did it for about 20 minutes, and they were still hard when they came out of the ove, so I would go longer*
  7. Cook until the beans are soft "but integral."
  8. Put the bean mix in a baking dish (terra cotta traditionally). Mix in a spoonful of seasoning.
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  10. Put the pan into a preheated oven at 480 F.
  11. Heat bean mixture until it starts to simmer.
  12. Reduce heat to 340 F and bake for 15 more minutes or so. Beans are done once bubbles appear on the surface of the pan (the beans shouldn't be too dry)

While doing this, I also made a apple dessert and biscuits. Figured I might as well use the oven while it is already preheated.

When done, remove and enjoy! I should have cooked the beans longer, but it is hard to do so when there is no cooking times, I should have boiled them a bit longer. We will see how it goes next time!

See you around the globe!