Loby (String/Green Beans With Sour Cream and Tomatoes)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This armenian dish can be served hot or cold

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring in a pan 3 l of lightly salted water to boil over high heat. Drop string beans and bring back to a boil. Lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes, until the beans are tender. Drain the beans, wash them under cold water. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet set over high heat. Add the onions and green pepper, lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the tomatoes and basil, raise the heat to high, and boil rapidly for 1-2 minutes, until most of the juices in the pan have evaporated.
  2. Stir in the green beans and simmer until heated through.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together the egg, sour cream, salt and a few grindings of black pepper. Stir in the vegetables. Serve at once.


Most Helpful

These are very good prepared this way and this recipe is going on my rotation file. Everyone at the table gave it an "oooh, this is good" comment. Made for My 3 Chefs.

Julie B's Hive November 13, 2008

What an interesting and tasty way to do beans!!! Followed the recipe, did wonder about the egg, but, lovely!!! I had half a can of tinned tomatoes in the fridge so used those, which may have added a little more tomato "juice "than called for, but not significantly. I liked the addition of green pepper, overall, I found this a good recipe, thanks for sharing! Made for International Agents Of Quest : Russia

Karen Elizabeth August 07, 2014

This was quite tasty. I made the recipe as directed.The tomato added anice flavor.

Lorac March 02, 2012

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