I've talked about Supper, one of my favorite brunch places, a couple times on here before. It's one of my go-to places and one of the reasons why is because of their amazing garlic beans. Everyone I've ever been with is also obsessed with the beans. They are garlicky, spicy, olive-oily navy beans that are served with warm bread at the beginning of each meal. I'm not sure what it is but there is something about them that is soo delicious. Maybe it's the combination of the garlic, the heartiness of the beans, the spice, and the warm bread but each time I have them I feel like I'm eating a piece of magic. Over the course of several years, I've tried my best to re-create the beans. They don't have quite the same magic but come pretty close.
P.S. I'm heading to Nashville today! If anyone has any food recommendations (or others) let me know!
Garlic Navy Beans
- 1 can of navy beans
- 3 cloves of fresh garlic, chopped (I know this sounds like a lot but it isn't!)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 brunch fresh basil, chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh grated parmesan
- 1 baguette for serving
- Strain navy beans from excess liquid and mix in with olive oil, garlic, peppers, and salt. Let sit for 30 minutes.
- Heat skillet to medium heat and pour in beans. Add 3/4 of the fresh basil and simmer until the beans become soft, about 15 minutes. Add more olive oil if the mixture looks dry.
- Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Top with fresh basil and grated parmesan. Slice baguette into pieces and serve with beans.