Ingredients for 4 people
2 lb (1 kg) fresh white beans
extra-virgin olive oil
1 sprig of sage
3 cloves garlic
Shell the fresh white beans and place them in a flask with a few tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, the sage, cloves of garlic, salt and cold water.
Place the flask in the embers of the fire, at moderate heat, making sure that the flames do not hit the container directly. Cook for 30 minutes as soon as the liquid in the flask begins to boil.
If you’re using fresh beans, this liquid mustn’t exceed half of the flask. If the beans are dried, it shouldn’t exceed a quarter of the flask.