Pickle & Preserve

Pickled turnips and beans (Ripa i fažol)

February  4, 2015
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  • Serves 8
Author Notes

Maybe sound complicated and take a long time. You are right it takes a long time but is not complicated.
If you don't have Pickled turnips Sauerkraut can be used, and you have another Croatian traditional meal.
Served with boiled potatoes in the skin and peeled or polenta. —anka

What You'll Need
  • Some smoked meat ( Ham hock, smoked ribs and smoked sausage )
  • 1 jar ( 1 L / 35 fl oz ) Pickled turnips
  • 2 cups cooked beans ( or 1can 19 oz )
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper
  1. Ham hock and smoked ribs cook separately in a big pot for 2 hours.
  2. In second pot cook pickled turnips with juice that they come in, plus 8 cups of water for 30-35 minutes.
  3. In frying pan heat oil, add flour and cook 2-3 minutes, stir constantly, when flour start to change colour add tomato paste and paprika mix in and put into the pot with turnips.
  4. Add cooked beans.
  5. Add salt (be cheerful with salt because pickled turnips are salty) and black pepper. Cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  6. At this point add sausage and cooked ham hock and smoked ribs. Bring to a boiling and simmer for 15 minutes.Turn stove off. Let sit for 30 minutes before serving.
  7. It is best to make the day before because always taste better the next day.

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