homemade beans on toast

today’s recipe is focused on homemade beans, and i’ll walk you through how i make mine. one of the easiest ways to eat your beans is on toast! i rub the sourdough toast with raw garlic, then add the beans and a fried egg on top and grate parmesan over everything, then sprinkle with chopped parsley, aleppo pepper flakes, and freshly ground pepper. you can also drizzle with more olive oil for an even more luxurious toast. and you’re done! it’s a bit of a longer process, but if you’re home and don’t mind watching over a pot of beans, this recipe is for you!

ingredients:

for homemade beans

  • dried beans (about 1 cup)
  • parsley
  • pepper flakes
  • onion, peeled and cut in half
  • a few garlic cloves, peeled
  • bay leaf
  • kosher salt

for homemade beans on toast

  • sourdough, toasted
  • raw garlic
  • homemade beans
  • parsley
  • parmesan
  • freshly ground pepper
  • kosher salt
  • fried egg

directions:

for homemade beans

  1. soak beans in water overnight. you’ll want enough water to cover the beans by a few inches.
  2. drain and rinse beans
  3. add beans to big pot and add enough water to cover beans by an inch or two
  4. add onion, garlic, bay leaf, kosher salt, pepper flakes, parsley, a few glugs of olive oil, and any other aromatics you want – odds and ends of veggie scraps work great!
  5. bring water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until beans are done. this will take about 1-2 hours if you’ve soaked your beans. tamar adler says to try 5 and if they’re smooth and creamy then they’re done, if not all 5 are smooth and creamy, then keep cooking them! the skin should also peel back if you blow on them. this indicates doneness!
  6. remove parsley, onions, bay leaf, and garlic from the beans and serve!
  7. for storage: store beans in a container with their broth. the broth and the beans benefit from being together and will taste even more delicious over the next few days!

for homemade beans on toast

  1. rub toasted sourdough with the cut side of raw garlic on both sides. the bread acts like a grater on the garlic!
  2. top toast with as many beans as you want!
  3. add fried egg
  4. grate parmesan all over the toast and sprinkle with parsley, pepper flakes, freshly ground pepper, more kosher salt if you want, and more olive oil, if you want!
  5. serve.

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