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Dry broad bean macco recipe

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macco and cicoria made with dry and decorticated beans, liked by Frank Cornelissen

Dry broad bean macco

All you need are dry beans. This is an excellent dish for beginners. Easy to prepare and little that can go wrong. The ingredients are not all that expensive, so even damage is budget friendly.
  • Prep Time 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time 45 Minutes
  • Total Time 60 Minutes
  • Serves 4 People
  • Calories 150 kcal


  • 400 grams of decorticated beans
  • 1 big onion, a stalk of celery, a carrot
  • An unpeeled clove of garlic
  • olive oil


  1. Soak the beans in plain water for 3 hours
  2. Fry finely chopped carrot, celery and unpeeled garlic.
  3. Remove the garlic and add the beans and cover with water (two fingers)
  4. Remove the foam with a skimmer
  5. Stir now and then so the beans do not stick to the pot
  6. When the beans fall apart, add salt and oil


Dry broad bean puree has many possible consistencies. They may vary from a soup like dish to a firm, mashed potato like texture. There is no wrong or right here, it is up to you. Store your dry broad beans in a container and make sure you never run out. They are a welcome surprise in times of despair. Macco goes very well with bitter vegetables such as chicory or endive. Remarkable well paired with Belgian endive.Serve your macco straight after cooking. The starch tends to set when cooling down. Legumes are an excellent source of protein and fiber. Health on a plate, especially when topped of with good olive oil.

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