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Grilled summer broad flat beans

So I haven’t seen these yet at the farmers market this year but I’m eagerly awaiting their arrival so that I can make these beans.  I’ve noticed that most recipes for broad flat beans call for braising. While I’m sure these sturdy, fleshy beans hold up well in liquid, I prefer not to have to have to overcook them for as long a time as required in a braise because they are pretty tender.  Grilling imparts a great smoky flavor.


1/2 a pound of broad flat beans, such as Romano, or Dragon’s Tongue (purple and white marbled)

Olive oil


1-2 T summer savory, finely chopped

Salt & pepper

Toss a mixture of the romano and dragon’s tongue in the olive oil, and add salt, pepper, and summer savory to taste.  Grill over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, 5-8 minutes.

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This entry was posted on Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 8:49 am and is filed under side dishes.

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