|1 lb||dry WHITE PEA BEANS||500 g|
|3 quarts||water||3 L|
|1||smoked ham hocks or meaty ham bone||1|
|1 tbsp||onion, minced||15 mL|
|1/2 tsp||celery salt||2 mL|
|1/2 tsp||dry mustard||2 mL|
|2 tsp||salt||10 mL|
|1 tbsp||chopped parsley||15 mL|
Wash beans. Soak beans in water overnight. Do not drain. Add ham hocks or bone, onion and celery salt. Cook beans until very soft, 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Remove hocks or bone. Take off meat. Chop. Set aside. Bruise beans with a large spoon, enough to cloud. Add meat, mustard, salt and pepper. Reheat, garnish with parsley.
BEANS are high-protein, high-fibre, low fat and cholesterol-free, so eating them as part of a low-fat diet can reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke.