This recipe is such a disappointment after the wonderful waffles. But alas, all is not loss. This recipe did remind me that dried beans really aren't that hard to cook. They may seem a bit intimidating, but can be pretty easy.
The flavor on these beans was weak and pretty blah. My recommendation: boil the beans in plain water, saute up a garlic/sage mixture in olive oil, and add the oil mixture to the cooked drained beans. You'll avoid the blahs and get a much better flavor on the beans.
Dried White Beans: $1.00
Olive Oil: had
Sage: had (from the garden)
FAST: Not at all. The beans need to come to a boil and soak for 1 hour. Then, you need to boil them again in some fresh cold water for 45 minutes. You're looking at 2 hours for beans.
EASY: If you can boil water, you can do this recipe.
FRESH: The flavor of the garlic and fresh sage is lost when you boil the poop out of it. In fact, the flavor gets so subtle you almost miss it.
OVERALL: Not great. Definitely making the garlic-sage oil mixture next time and drizzling it just before service. Otherwise, skip this recipe.
Tomorrow is Paella! See ya then.