Mary's famous Guernsey's Bean Pot ....

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Mary's famous Guernsey's Bean Pot ....

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 14th, 2017, 9:35 am

Well not exactly Mary's own bean pot, but on the One Show last night (BBC1 7pm), a guy (unknown to me ;) ) is going round the UK alphabetically, featuring local food .. it was 'G' last night and he went to Guernsey as viewers had recommended the Bean Pot/Jar - really interesting :tu: I have to say it didn't look particularly appetising to me (a bit water for my taste), but got rave reviews. He went to local suppliers of the ingredients and interested to hear there are 2 schools of thought whether to include carrots or not ;)
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Re: Mary's famous Guernsey's Bean Pot ....

Postby suffolk » January 14th, 2017, 9:50 am

PatsyMFagan wrote:there are 2 schools of thought whether to include carrots or not ;)


Doubtless Mary will be the arbiter :kneel:
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Re: Mary's famous Guernsey's Bean Pot ....

Postby StokeySue » January 14th, 2017, 11:17 am

It's available on a video clip

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04pc448

I didn't know Ricky either, but according to the website Ricky Andalcio is an Irish-Venezuelan chef from Bethnal Green :D
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Re: Mary's famous Guernsey's Bean Pot ....

Postby Seatallan » January 18th, 2017, 6:14 pm

I seem to recall the Bean Pot was featured in one of the Rick Stein series too. Possibly Food Heroes?

Thanks for the link to the clip. Hope Mary sees it. :luv:
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Re: Mary's famous Guernsey's Bean Pot ....

Postby Luca » May 9th, 2017, 6:50 pm

Hi Mary,

I saw a reference to the above on a thread.. Cooking it tonight? Sounds delicious. Recipe would be lovely on here at some stage please. :D
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Re: Mary's famous Guernsey's Bean Pot ....

Postby scullion » May 9th, 2017, 10:18 pm

Postby FoodMary » April 2nd, 2011, 2:52 pm

Great, great Grandma's Bean Jar

Ingredients:-

225g haricot beans
175g butter beans
1lb onions
1lb carrots
2 pints + of beef stock
2 pork hocks (shanks)
400g shin of beef or 1 kilo if bone in, in thick slices
large sprig of thyme
2 large bay leaves
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
Chopped parsley and garlic to garnish
Method:-

Soak beans in plenty of water overnight.
Next day:
Peel and roughly chop onions
Peel carrots and cut into batons roughly 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" long. If made too small they will disintegrate in the long cooking.
Place the onions and carrots in the base of a sturdy casserole (I use the largest round Le Creuset), place the pork hocks on top and tuck the shin of beef around them. Add the thyme, bay leaves, garlic and parsely and pour in the stock. Cover and cook at 180 or 160 if fan assisted for 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Remove the meat from the casserole into a bowl and on a chopping board clean the meat from the bones, excluding fat, skin and gristle and return the meat to the casserole in good bite sized peices. Drain the beans and add to the casserole, mixing all together thoroughly. Return to the oven and cook for another 2 - 2 1/2 hours checking halfway through the cooking to see if more liquid is required, you can use a little water at this time as the flavour will be intense.

Serve in wide soup bowls and sprinkle with chopped parsley and garlic accompanied by the onion bread.

It sounds like a long process, but it is worth it and you can do many other things in between as it cooks itself. For Aga owners - the second cooking can go in the simmering oven overnight.

This is a very economical recipe, using cheap cuts and veg and it also freezes very well.

Hope you all enjoy.

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Re: Mary's famous Guernsey's Bean Pot ....

Postby Luca » May 10th, 2017, 8:25 am

Thanks scullion!
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Re: Mary's famous Guernsey's Bean Pot ....

Postby Seatallan » May 10th, 2017, 8:57 am

That really is a 'to die for' recipe. OH is salivating. :chops: :hungry: :D
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Re: Mary's famous Guernsey's Bean Pot ....

Postby scullion » May 10th, 2017, 10:33 am

the recipe for the onion bread is in the original post - just bung it in the search box at the top right of the pane.

ps. here you go - viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3834&p=101689&hilit=guernsey+bean+pot#p101689
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