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Gigandes plaki, also spelled gigantes or yigandes is a Greek dish known in English as giant baked beans. The name Gigantes comes from the Greek word for giants, hence giant beans. Gigandes plaki is a vegetarian meze dish that consists of large dried white beans (traditionally fasolia gigandes, a variety of the scarlet runner bean cooked in a tomato-based sauce. The beans are first soaked (often overnight), then boiled until tender and drained, and the rest of the ingredients are added. The aromatics are sautéed to make a sofrito and mixed with the beans. Then the beans are baked until the top layer of the dish is browned. The dish may be served at room temperature or warm.
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