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Fresh green beans and potatoes stew. I used to dislike this when I was a kid, but as the years past, it strangely became my favourite dish. It's my comfort food and I have to have it at least twice a month.
- 1 kg fresh green beans (alternatively use frozen French green beans)
- 450 g potatoes, cut in 1 1/2 inches pieces
- 450 g plum tomatoes (alternatively use 1 tin of tomatoes)
- 3 medium onions, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 100 ml olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped to garnish (optional)
- If using fresh beans cut off the tips on both ends and if necessary remove strings along the edges.
- Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the onions and garlic until softened.
- Add the beans and fold gently a few times until beans soften up a bit.
- Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper & paprika and 300 ml of boiling water, bring to the boil and simmer for half an hour.
- Add potatoes and make sure they are just covered in the water. (Add more boiling water if necessary). Cover pan and simmer for 1-1½ hours or until potatoes are very soft.
- Turn heat off and stir in the cinnamon. DO NOT ommit the cinnamon. This is what makes this dish really special.
- Garnish with parsley (optional) and serve with fresh bread and feta cheese.
- Can also be eaten cold.