At this time of the year runner beans are plentiful. If you’re growing your own, you’ll know this all too well. They’re the plant that keeps on giving, and at a particularly fast rate right now. The go-to options are boiling, steaming and having them as a side green. But there’s so much more these bountiful green’s can offer. My recent post about Runner Bean’s gives you a few ideas of what else you could be doing with these super beans!
So right now we’re packing in a punch with some spice in these curried filo parcels. Who said green beans had to be bring? This recipe is a great way of using up leftovers too with the mashed potato that goes into them. Perfect for a picnic or a veggie dish at the summer BBQ and they require minimal effort! Excuse my horrendous attempts at making triangles, next time I think I’ll be making squares!
Runner Bean Filo Parcels
Got a glut of runner beans to use up, try out these filo parcels. They're spicy and perfect for taking along to a picnic
- 300 g runner beans top, tailed, sliced
- 150 g potato mashed
- 1 onion finely sliced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tbsp coriander finely chopped
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp ghee or veg oil
- 0.5 tsp chilli flakes or fresh
If you're using leftover potatoes, mash them up loosely. If not, cover in a pan with cold water and bring to the boil and then simmer until cooked through.
In a pan, on a medium heat, heat up the ghee/oil and brown the onion (3-4 mins) and then add in the garlic, curry powder, chilli flakes and beans and fry for a couple of minutes and then add and mix the mashed potato and coriander
Transfer the contents of the pan into a bowl and allow to cool so you can easily handle it - you can pop it in the fridge and leave it for about 20 minutes
Once cooled, pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 5.
Prepare the filo pastry to make samosas - see notes
Brush the samosas lightly with oil and then sprinkle some sesame seeds on top and bake for 25-30 minutes until they're golden brown
This tutorial will help with getting the shape right if you're insistent on triangles. Otherwise, squares shall do, fold the filo in half, pop a large spoonful of the mix into the middle and fold the corners in the middle
Adapted from BBC Good Food