Athanasia Moraiti, my late mother in law, cooked the mottled fresh cranberry beans together with potatoes and peppers, a combination I would not consider, if I had not tasted and loved it. Somehow I was under the impression that shelled beans and potatoes were not the best combination for a stew, but I was wrong. Fresh cranberry beans, called handres (beads), are sold frozen in Greece, so they cook very fast. Dried beans of any kind, not just cranberry, can also be used for this dish. Feta cheese, with its salty-sour taste, comlpements idealy the bean stew.
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