On a trip to the Ferguson Farmer's market, I noticed something weird looking at the Earthdance Farms booth. What looked like really long green beans, the color of beets. They informed me they were called Red Noodle Beans.
I am a sucker for anything with the word "Noodle" in it, so I got a hearty handful of the crazy beans. What to do with them? I also got some of their adorable little fingerling potatoes. I love my potatoes curried, so that's what I went for. Originally I was gonna have the beans and potatoes all together, but then I thought I wanted to taste these freaky beans in a more pure state. Since they look like big noodles, why not use them as I would a big noodle, and put my curry on top of them?
Bonus: when I did this the beans looked like a birds nest and the tiny taters looked like eggs. I wish I could say I had planned this, but alas, it is an accidental occurrence of teh cute.
Curried Potatoes with Bean Nest
-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
-1 medium white onion, chopped
-1/2 Tablespoon oil
-1 1/2 Tablespoons hot curry powder
-1 teaspoon ground ginger
-1 teaspoon coriander
-1 teaspoon cumin
-1 lb. tiny little fingerling potatoes
-1 small yellow tomato, chopped, with juices
-salt & pepper
-red noodle beans, ends trimmed, blanched in salted boiling water for about 3-5 minutes.
Cook the garlic and onion in the oil in a skillet until soft and starting to brown. Add the spices and cook until everything is soft and fragrant. add the potatoes and tomato and about 1/2 cup of water. Cook until the potatoes are soft (fork-tender), adding small amounts of water as needed to keep everything from getting too dry. Serve over noodle beans.