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STRING BEANS A LA BONNE FEMME

La Cuisine Française: French Cooking for Every Home
Adapted to American Requirements, by François Tanty (1893)

HARICOTS VERTS BONNE FEMME.
STRING BEANS A LA BONNE FEMME.
 

PROPORTIONS.--For five persons:

    Green beans.......1 quart.
    Parsley...........1/2 handful.
    Onion.............1.
    Butter............4 tablespoonsful.
    Eggs.............2.
    Water.............1/2 glassful.
    Milk..............1/2 glassful.
    Salt and pepper...To suit the taste.

    Time.--1 hour.
     

PREPARATION.

1st. Clean the string beans as indicated: Clean the green beans, break off the end that grew at the vine drawing off at the same time the string upon the edge. Repeat the same process from the other end. Break them in two if too long.

2d. Melt in a sauce pan two tablespoonsful butter; add the beans, 1/2 glassful water, 1 onion whole, 1/2 handful parsley, some salt and pepper; cook slowly for about 1/4 hour.

3d. When ready to serve add 2 tablespoonsful butter and 2 eggs beaten with 1/2 glassful milk. Don't allow to boil, and serve in a warm hollow dish as a side dish.
 

The complete 'La Cuisine Française' may also be found on the Michigan State University website:
'Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project'
http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/
 

 

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