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Skinned Broad Beans

If your broad beans are more mature and larger, then you might want to pod them and then skin them. This leaves delicious, sweet, delicately-flavoured beans.
 
 

Ingredients

Broad Beans
 

Method

  1. Pod the beans.
  2. Cook them in boiling water for 1 minute.
  3. Plunge them into cold water, to cool them.
  4. Make a nick in the top of each bean, with your thumb nail.
  5. Gently squeeze the bright green bean out of the skin.
  6. Boil for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Especially towards the end of the season, skinned beans have a sweeter, milder taste.
 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

 

Notes & Variations on Skinned Broad Beans

 
 
 

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"I had a veg box with pounds of broad beans, and a friend brought me a huge bag from her allotment. I'd never tried them before, so I experimented with what I had handy, and this side dish has become a favourite with my 14 year old son."

Well we don't blame your son, Jane, and we're impressed with your creativity in the kitchen!
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"At Riverford we find nothing more relaxing than getting a large bag of beans and sitting down in quiet contemplation slowly popping these little gems from the jacket nature provided them. Don’t be put off if the pods are marked with ‘chocolate spot’ speckling, it will not affect the quality or the flavour of the beans.

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