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Drawen Beans

Vegetables
Historic

Minced beans with onions in broth. 'Drawen' may come from an old usage meaning 'to make of a suitable consistency' (OED)


Original Receipt in 'The Forme of Cury' by the Chief Master-Cook of King Richard II, c1390 (Cury 1390)

FOR TO MAKE DRAWEN BENES.
Take benes and seeþ hem and grynde hem in a morter [1] and drawe hem up [2] with gode broth an do Oynouns in the broth grete mynced [3] an do þerto and colour it with Safroun and serve it forth.

[1] morter. Mortar. [2] drawen hem up. Mix them. [3] grete mynced. Grossly, not too small.




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