This stew is as white as stews get, from the white vegetables and white beans to even (gasp!) white chocolate seltzer water and actual white chocolate.
A long time ago, I saw a bottle of white chocolate-flavored seltzer water in a supermarket but i didn't buy it, thinking i could find it somewhere else. Well I couldn't and I looked for the longest time until I returned to the original supermarket I encountered the flavor. Lo and behold it was still in stock so I immediately jumped at the chance to buy it because who the hell puts white chocolate in a stew(besides me)? Nobody!
I'm telling you the weirdest stews made with some weird flavored liquid are the tastiest. Of course if you don't opt to top the stew with white chocolate candy on top, you're not gonna taste anything resembling white chocolate aside from a sweet aftertaste.
My dad claimed this stew would make a great side dish but he wouldn't have it for dinner. First off, stews aren't side dishes, they're supposed to be hearty, so i must've done something wrong. But to be fair, I didn't give him a piece of white chocolate with his tiny bowl so maybe he would've thought otherwise if I did.
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large saucepot with lid
For the stew:
15 oz. drained, white navy beans
15 oz. drained, canned potatoes
15 oz. drained, canned, Holland-style onions
2 cups white chocolate seltzer water
2 cups chicken stock
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
Pinch of garlic powder
Pinch of allspice
Pinch of poultry seasoning
White chocolate bar as garnish
Serve with garlic bread
1. Put the first 10 ingredients into a large saucepot and mix all the ingredients up. Top with a block of a white chocolate bar. Breaking the bar apart is optional as it's all going to melt anyway when the stew is cooking.
2. Bring the stew to a boil and put the lid on the pot. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let the stew simmer for 45 minutes.
3. Top with another block of a white chocolate bar and serve with garlic bread.