French Boiled White Beans

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Total Time
2hrs 50mins
20 mins
2 hrs 30 mins

This is a recipe from a Sunset French Cookbook from 1977 that I still use - it is starting to fall apart. This dish is really good with lamb.

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  1. Sort through beans, picking out any extraneous materials. Cover beans with hot water and soak overnight. Rinse and drain beans and place in a 4-quart pot.
  2. Add chicken broth, shallots, bay leaf, thyme, parsley and carrots.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer for 2 1/2 hours or until beans have a creamy texture when bitten; stir occasionally.
  4. Discard parsley and salt to taste.
  5. Prep time does not include over night soak.