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Friday, September 28, 2012

White Bean Ragout with Poached Egg & Toast

Any fun weekend plans in store?


Whether you do or not, you should seriously consider making this.  It's fancy enough for company, and easy enough for a casual, relaxing evening at home.  Most of all, it's gooooooood.


White Bean Ragout with Poached Egg & Toast
adapted from Bon Appetit

3 medium onions, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
4 garlic cloves, 3 grated, 1 halved
2 teaspoons tomato paste
sliced grilled or toasted ciabatta
8-10 tablespoons grated pecorino romano cheese, divided
2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups vegetable broth, divided
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
6 eggs, poached
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Pulse onions and pepper in a food processor until finely chopped.  Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.  Add onion mixture and season with salt and pepper.  Simmer, stirring often, for 30 minutes, until vegetables have softened.  Add finely grated garlic and tomato paste and cook for 3 minutes, until paste turns deep red.  Measure 1/2 cup of mixture and set aside; reserve skillet.  Transfer remaining mixture to bowl and let cool completely.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Rub bread with halved garlic.  Place on baking sheet and sprinkle cheese on each slice.  Toast for about 5 minutes.  Set aside.

Heat reserved 1/2 cup mixture and beans in same skillet.  Cook for about one minute, until heated through.  Stir in 3 cups broth and bring to boil.  Simmer and scrape bits off bottom of skillet.  Cook for about 3-4 minutes, until liquid thickens.  Add tomatoes and remaining 1 cup broth.  Simmer 3-4 minutes, until tomatoes are tender.  Stir in 2 tablespoons cheese and salt and pepper.

Divide bread among bowls.  Top with bean mixture and broth.  Add egg.  Garnish with remaining cheese and parsley.  Drizzle oil on top, if desired.

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4 Comments:

At September 28, 2012 at 9:02 AM , Blogger kirsten said...

I bet this smells divine while cooking! I keep roasted garlic in my freezer, I wonder if I could sub that for the grated garlic--since it just melts into a dish as it thaws. What do you think?

 
At September 28, 2012 at 9:24 AM , Blogger Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

I don't see why not!

 
At September 28, 2012 at 11:42 AM , Blogger Kate said...

I want to thank you for posting this recipe! A brunch place where we used to live had a white bean ragout benedict that was amazing. I really miss that restaurant and now I think I could actually recreate that dish. They did have some wilted spinach in their ragout, in case you want that option too. Add some hollandaise and you've taken a dish from dinner to brunch!

 
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