Greek Green Beans Cooked in Olive Oil
“Lathi” means olive oil in greek, "lathera" those cooked in olive oil. The most popular vegetable to make "lathera style" is the green bean, but you can try this dish with okra, peas or potatoes as well, using the same amounts.
You can serve this with some crumbled feta on top or the side and some fresh bread for dipping in the savory sauce.
I've tweaked the recipe a bit to how I cook my green beans.
Basic recipe is from About.com. Picture is my own!
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- 2 lb
- green beans, cleaned & trimmed
- 1/2 c
- olive oil
- large onion, diced
- 2 clove
- garlic, minced
- medium potatoes, cut in large wedges
- carrots, cut in half (optional)
- 1/2 c
- chopped fresh parsley
- 1 Tbsp
- tomato paste
- 1 c
- canned crushed tomatoes
- 1 1/2 c
- warm water
- 1 tsp
- salt and pepper to taste
But if you don't like sauteing or are in a rush just add green beans, potatoes & carrots if using, all at once.
Tip: Be sure to monitor the liquid levels while the beans are cooking. You might need to add a little bit of water to avoid sticking.