Gold of Bacau is my favorite bean. This pale yellow variety has juicy, slightly sweet taste and long flattened pods. No strings, no starchy flavor. Fresh and tasty - perfect for the summer.
- 2 pounds beans, ends trimmed, washed and cut into 2-inch chunks
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 banana hot peppers, chopped
- 1 Tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp hot red pepper flakes
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Put butter and oil into a skillet, heat on medium and add chopped banana peppers, the chopped onion and 2-3 Tbsp water. Saute for 5 minutes until tender, add flour and stirring with a wooden spoon allow the flour to slightly change its color to yellow. Add garlic and beans, mix for additional 2-3 minutes, add hot pepper flakes and 3 cups of hot water. Saute for 20-30 minutes until bean gets tender. Season with salt and black pepper and serve.