1 lb fresh string beans
4 tbsp butter
2 c onions finely sliced
1 ea small green pepper, seeded
3 ea tomatoes, peeled and seeded
1 tbsp sweet, fresh or dried basil leaves finely chopped
1 ea egg
1 c sour cream
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Bring 5 l lightly salted waterin a large pan to boil over high heat. Drop in the string beans and bring back to a boil. Lower the heat and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the beans are tender. Drain the beans, wash them under cold running water and set aside. Put tomatoes in a boiling water just for couple seconds. Leave then under cold running water and peel. Cut them in half crosswise and sueeze the halves gently to remove seed, then chop them. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet set over high heat. Add the onions and green pepper, lower the heat and, stirring regularly, cook 5, or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the tomatoes and basil, raise the heat, and boil rapidly for 1 or minutes. Stir in the green beans and simmer 1 or 2 minutes until heated through.
In a bowl, beat together the egg, sour cream, salt and a few grindings of black pepper. Taste for seasoning and stir in the vegetables. Serve at once.
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