29 July 2009

String Beans with Basil and Yoghurt

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String beans are always one of the most preferred vegetables of summer. Many kinds of dishes can be prepared from string beans. This time I will explain a cold dish of string beans with yoghurt. I tried it the first time, and it's very tasty. Don't look anywhere else, you can only find this recipe here!


  • 1 kg of string beans
  • 1 cup of corn flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 a cup of beer
  • 1/2 a cup of olive oil
  • 500 gr of yoghurt
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of dry basil
  • salt


  1. Cut the end bits off of the string beans, chop them into 7-8cm pieces wash them and boil them in hot water for 30 minutes.
  2. Beat the eggs and beer in a large bowl and add the ground black pepper, basil, corn flour, and string beans. Mix them all up.
  3. Fry this mixture in the olive oil you have heated up in a pan. When fried take the string beans out onto kitchen paper to get rid of the excess oil.
  4. Crush the garlic and mix with the yoghurt. Serve the fried string beans with the yoghurt and add a pinch of red pepper flakes.

Don't ask, I won't tell!

  • Don't throw away the water you boiled the string beans in. Use it later to boil pasta or to make soup.
  • You can also serve this dish without yoghurt. Try it with a few slices of tomato and a few drops of lemon juice.
  • Buy fresh string beans as much as you can from the market when it is in season. Can them, freeze them, or dry them in the oven. Do whatever you wish to preserve fresh string beans for the winter.

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