Guernsey Bean Jar
|Alternative names||enne Jarraie d'Haricaots, pot de haricots de Guernesey|
|Place of origin||Channel Island of Guernsey|
|Main ingredients||haricot beans|
Bean Jar (guernésiais : enne Jarraie d'Haricaots ; French : pot de haricots de Guernesey) is a local dish of the Channel Island of Guernsey. The traditional Guernsey Bean Jar has been around for centuries, and still proves popular today. It is a cassoulet-type bean dish.
Bean Jar has long been a well known part of Guernsey culture. Bakers would allow residents to cook the dish in their ovens overnight, to be eaten at breakfast. This was common practice until the 1920s, especially on Sundays when the ovens were not used.
No two Bean Jar recipes are alike; except the BBC, Tostevin, and Hedgecomber ones which are identical.