FAVE PICCANTI CON PANCETTA E POMODORI SECCHI or HOT BROAD BEANS WITH BACON AND SUN DRIED TOMATOES


I have had the best Christmas for years, a nice and relaxed atmosphere and good food. Something that seemed to be a serious trouble turned out to be very small and that was the best Christmas gift of all! But now we have a short respite before it’s New Year’s Eve and another important dinner, so I’d like to eat something that makes me feel healthy. Not that Italian Christmas food is particularly unhealthy but it is the enormous quantity of sweet things that I have managed to eat that makes me feel guilty. Yesterday I made this savoury and hot dish and it managed to keep me off the sweets for quite a while!

FAVE PICCANTI CON PANCETTA E POMODORI SECCHI or HOT BROAD BEANS WITH BACON AND SUN DRIED TOMATOES

500 g/ 1,1 lb fresh broad beans, I used frozen ones because we’re out of season here.
100 g/ 3,5 oz bacon, thick slices

1 whole sun dried tomato

1 dried peperoncino

Salt

Olive oil

– Dice the bacon, I use the meaty part, and fry it gently in very little olive oil together with the crumbled peperoncino until it is golden.
– Add the broad beans and let them fry for a minute before you add the chopped dried tomato and 2-3 dl water.

– Stir and let it simmer until the beans are very soft, add water if it dries up. Check the salt and eat!

L