Beans Means Fitz

An unlikely combination of lemon, olive oil and anchovies makes this bean salad delicious. Best served very lightly chilled.


1 1/2 lb Fresh young broad beans, fava beans, pink eyed beans or Lima beans Olive oil Lemon juice Salt Black pepper; freshly ground 6 Strips bacon; cut in diced 4 Hard-boiled eggs peeled Parsley Chives 1 1/2 can Anchovy fillets

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Make a dressing with about 1/4 pint of the best olive oil, adding lemon juice and seasoning to taste: keep it quite tart. For easy mixing, make it in a screwtop jar. Grill or fry the bacon until crisp and drain on paper towels. Put the beans into boiling salted water and cook until just tender; drain and refresh under cold running water. Pat the eggs dry and chop roughly together with parsley and chives. Lay the beans in some ravishing china dish, sprinkle with the bacon, pile the eggs and herbs on next and lattice the top with the anchovy fillets. Chill slightly. Just before serving, give the dressing a good shake and drizzle over the beans. Bring to the table with some good crusty bread and unsalted butter.