~ Mary ~
Did you know Butter Beans are also known as Lima Beans? I always thought lima beans were smaller and green. I’ve made this recipe a couple times now and really like them.
Problem is they give me GAS! The great thing is you can use Navy Beans and they can be canned. I just call them Butter Beans cuz it’s fun to say and the name fits the size of the monstrous beans in the picture. So you don’t have to go through the process of soaking and boiling. They’re equally delicious both ways. I first discovered this recipe over at TNS. She got the recipe from a Jamie Oliver cookbook.
Quantities are estimates.
Saute` in Olive Oil :
2 Stalks Leeks chopped like the photo above
5 Cloves Garlic sliced or chopped
1 Tbsp Tarragon or Thyme
1 Cup White Wine
Simmer a couple minutes then add:
1-2# White Beans
Simmer until hot.
½ – 1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Cup Chopped Parsley – a Must!