- 500 gm lean breast bacon (1/2 salt)
- 600 gm dry Soissons beans (if unavailable, use any other dry bean)
- 500 gm Potatoes
- 250gm onions (coarsely chopped)
- 1 1/4 cup Butter
- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
A unique and uncommon, but equally delicious and hearty dish, Menouille Picardie is a casserole or stew dish featuring beans and bacon from the sophisticated French cuisine.
The dish Menouille got its name from the place of its origin, which is the northern region of France known as Picardie. The dish is prepared by cooking mainly Soissons beans, lean bacon, onions, and potatoes with minimal seasonings.
Driving earthy flavors from the beans and vegetables, the dish blends with a hint of meaty flavors from the bacon with a dash of freshness from thyme. All different flavors and aromas culminate together to concoct a delicious and substantial dish, perfect for a chilly night.
The main of the dish, beans are known to be superfoods; which means that they provide the body various nutritional benefits. These beans are a great source of plant based protein, which is beneficial for the muscles; and also of dietary fiber, which helps improve the digestive tract and prevent various diseases. Combined with the different vitamins and minerals from the other ingredients, this dish is incredibly nutritious.
How to Make Menouille Picarde
Did you know that potatoes are one of the most consumes vegetables in the world? An average American consumes about 124 pounds of potatoes each year, while Germs eat twice the amount.