BLACK BEANS, cooked as directed
tablespoons bacon grease
tablespoon sour cream
tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
tablespoon fresh basil, minced
vegetable oil, for frying
Tomato and green
Pour the beans and their liquid in a mixing bowl or into a food
processor fitted with the metal blade. Add the bacon fat, sour
cream, cilantro and basil. Mash or process until pureed enough for
the beans to be formed into cakes.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Shape the puree
into cakes and sauté on both sides until warmed. Serve bean cakes
with one or both of the relishes and sour cream.