Fasolakia is a traditional Greek recipe combining string beans, carrots and potatoes. They are slowing cooked in an onion and tomato based sauce, and of course, served with fresh bread and a solid chunk of feta cheese on top. I am in charge of this recipe in my household and I always receive praise for it. The aroma fills the house with home cooked meal love.
1 onion, diced
5 carrots, peeled and sliced 1/8-1/4 inches thick
2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 1/2 pounds string beans, washed and ends clipped
30 oz tomato sauce
14 oz diced tomatoes
1 large spoonful tomato paste
1 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (I recommend Sitia 0.3 Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Add one tablespoon olive oil to a large pot until heated. Add onions and sauté until golden brown. Add carrots and another tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper, then stir. Let carrots cook for 10 minutes. Add potatoes and stir in one more tablespoon of olive oil, add more salt and pepper, let cook for another 10 minutes. Add 1-2 cups tomato sauce and stir in with vegetables, add salt and pepper, let cook for another 10 minutes. Add string beans, remaining tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and olive oil. Add salt and pepper. Let fasolakia cook over medium heat for 2 hours or so until soft. The tomato sauce will have cooked down and the consistency will be more stew like and should not be watery. Serve with toasty hot fresh bread and a hunk of feta on top!
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