Bean Soup (Fagiolata)
Recipe suggested by Alida
Ingredients for 6/8 servings
- 1 Kg Dried Beans
- N 1 Cotechino Sausage
- 500 Grams Pork Rinds
- 200 Grams Minced Lard
- Stock Cube
- Salt And Pepper To Taste
Soak the beans overnight in water.
Combine the beans, minced lard and pork rinds in a saucepan.
Cover the beans with hot water and bring slowly to the boil.
Allow the beans to simmer for about 1+1⁄2 hours (check cooking
Note: there should not be too much cooking liquid in the pan
At the end of cooking time.
Place the cotechino sausage in a separate pot with cold water and bring to the boil.
Stew for 20 to 30 minutes.
When the beans are cooked, take a third of them and a part of their cooking juices and whisk well.
Put it back to the rest of the beans.
Chop the cotechino sausage and add it to the beans.
Keep cooking for a short while, checking the salt and stirring occasionally.
Pepper to taste before serving.
Note: the beans should be soft but never too watery upon serving. For an excellent result, the beans should simmer across the cooking time.