Take drawen benes and seeþ hem wel. Take hem up of the water and cast hem in a morter grynde hem al to doust til þei be white as eny mylk, chawf a litell rede wyne, cast þeramong in þe gryndyng, do þerto salt, leshe it in disshes. þanne take Oynouns and mynce hem smale and seeþ hem in oile til þey be al broun. and florissh the disshes therwith. and serue it forth. (Forme of Cury)

Take drawn beans and boil them well. Take them up of water and cast them in a morter. Grind them all to dust till they are white as milk. Chafe a little red wine, add to the grinding, and add to it the salt. Serve it in dishes, then take onions and mince them small and cook them in oil till they are all brown, and flourish the dishes with them and serve it forth.

  • 1 cup dry pea beans
  • ½ cup wine
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 2 large onions
  • Oil for frying

Soak the beans overnight, then simmer till tender (4-6 hours). Chop the onions fairly finely, and sauté till dark gold. Drain the beans and puree in a food processor. Heat the wine and add it to the beans. Serve into dishes and top with the golden onions as a garnish.

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