Gigantes with Poached Eggs & Chilli Garlic Butter Recipe | Abel & Cole
Gigantes with Poached Eggs & Chilli Garlic Butter
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Gigantes is Greek for giant beans, and in this one-pan dinner you'll cook beautiful butter beans in a rich tomato sauce, then serve them topped with a poached organic eggs, crispy garlic and a fiery spiced butter.
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716 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 onions
  • 400g vine tomatoes
  • 45g butter
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 x 400g tins of butter beans
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 50g baby leaf spinach
  • 4 eggs
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 200ml boiling water
  • Freshly ground pepper
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Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel and thinly slice the garlic cloves. Peel and thinly slice the onions, keeping them separate from the garlic. Finely chop the tomatoes.

  • 2.

    Set a pan on a medium high heat for 2 mins. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and the butter. Allow to melt. Once melted, add the garlic to the pan. Fry for 3-4 mins till the garlic is golden and crisp. Sprinkle in a pinch of cayenne (careful, it's very spicy) then immediately spoon or pour the butter and garlic into a small bowl.

  • 3.

    Place the pan back on the heat. Spoon 1 tbsp of the butter back into the pan, leaving the garlic in the bowl. Add the onions and tomatoes to the pan with a large pinch of salt and cook on a gentle heat for 10 mins, till the onions and tomatoes are soft.

  • 4.

    While the onions and tomatoes are cooking, drain and rinse the butter beans.

  • 5.

    After the tomatoes and onions have cooked for 10 mins, add in 2 tsp cumin and 2 tbsp red wine vinegar and stir well. Tip in the butter beans and stir to coat them in the sauce. Pour in 200ml boiling water and pop on a lid. Leave to cook on a gentle heat for 20 mins.

  • 6.

    Taste and adjust the seasoning of the beans. Stir through the baby leaf spinach to just wilt it.

  • 7.

    Make 4 holes in the saucy beans. Crack an egg into each hole. Pop the lid back on and cook for 2-4 mins till the white has set and the yolk is as cooked as you like.

  • 8.

    Spoon the beans and eggs into a couple of warm bowls. Spoon over the butter and crispy garlic slices. Add a tiny pinch or two more of cayenne if you like.

  • 9.

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