- 4 cups cooked white beans, drained
- 3 cloves of sliced garlic
- 1 teaspoon margarine
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine the beans and enough water to cover them in a heavy saucepan, (at least 2 quarts) with a lid. Bring to a boil over a high heat and cook 5 to 10 minutes, until the beans are thoroughly heated, and very soft. Drain them very well, and return them to the saucepan.
Sauté the garlic in the margarine in a small skillet over low heat until it begins to brown. This should take about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the 1/4 cup of milk
Add the milk and garlic mixture to the cooked beans. Mixing with a hand held electric beater, whip the beans thoroughly until pureed, but not yet smooth. Add more milk if necessary. Stir in the salt and pepper, taste, and adjust the seasoning.
- Yields: 4 servings
- Preparation Time: less than half an hour.