- Small green onion
- Some parsley
- Laurel leaf
- Very small bit of thyme
- String beans
- Clean piece of cheesecloth
- Make a bouquet of a small green onion, some parsley, a laurel leaf, a very small bit of thyme.
- Tie all together with a long string, add your string beans, and when the bouquet has boiled fifteen minutes, take it out, leaving the string beans to boil fifteen minutes longer.
- Let them, like spinach, dance around in plenty of hot water.
- When cooked, strain them in a colander at once. Do not let them get cold.
- Let them drip in a clean piece of cheesecloth that has been well washed: never use it new.
- Then put the beans in a frying-pan with a little butter, pepper and salt.
- Serve hot. Do not let them stand.
Source - Cooking in Old Creole Days
Prepared by Morgan Payne
November 10, 2014