French Beans in Sour Sauce (Sure Walschbauna) (German)

French Beans in Sour Sauce (Sure Walschbauna) (German)

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An old recipe, the authentic German dish Sure Walschbauna (French beans in sour sauce) for festive occasions.
Servings: 4
Calories: 109


  • 2 1/3 lb French beans
  • 1 oz arrowroot
  • 2 tbsp vinegar


  • Top and tail the beans and pull off any hard strings around the edges; wash in cold water and drain.
  • Place into boiling salted water, bring back to the boil, skim and boil uncovered fairly rapidly for 4 minutes, keeping the beans crisp and green.
  • Drain, reserving the cooking liquor, then thicken 500 ml of the cooking liquor with 25 g arrowroot, add 25 ml vinegar and cook for 10 minutes to form a light coating sauce. Strain over the beans and serve.
Calories: 109 kcal
Carbohydrates: 25 g
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 16 mg
Potassium: 559 mg
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 9 g
Vitamin A: 1826 IU
Vitamin C: 32 mg
Calcium: 101 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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