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French Bean Soup


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  • 1-1/2 cups dried great northern beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 slices French bread, diced and fried in butter
  • grated Swiss cheese for garnish



Step 1

1. Soak beans overnight in water. Next day, drain beans and rinse.

2. Put beans in soup pot with 6 cups water, salt, onion, herbs and celery. Bring to boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 2 hours.

3. Remove celery and bay leaf. Mash beans in liquid with potato masher. Add milk and butter, heating until butter melts.

4. Serve garnished with fried bread and grated cheese.


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