Fasolakia Ladera (Green Beans Stew)

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“Fresh green beans and potatoes stew. I used to dislike this when I was a kid, but as the years past, it strangely became my favourite dish. It's my comfort food and I have to have it at least twice a month.”
2hrs 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using fresh beans cut off the tips on both ends and if necessary remove strings along the edges.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the onions and garlic until softened.
  3. Add the beans and fold gently a few times until beans soften up a bit.
  4. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper & paprika and 300 ml of boiling water, bring to the boil and simmer for half an hour.
  5. Add potatoes and make sure they are just covered in the water. (Add more boiling water if necessary). Cover pan and simmer for 1-1½ hours or until potatoes are very soft.
  6. Turn heat off and stir in the cinnamon. DO NOT ommit the cinnamon. This is what makes this dish really special.
  7. Garnish with parsley (optional) and serve with fresh bread and feta cheese.
  8. Can also be eaten cold.

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