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Traditional Runner Beans

This is a quick and simple way of cooking in-season runner beans.


  • About 100g fresh runner beans per person


  1. Cut the ends off the runner beans

  2. For later-season beans, which are larger and tougher, remove the stringy bits. Do this by taking a thin slice off each of the long edges (about 2mm).

  3. Slice the beans diagonally into slices about 1 cm wide and 5-6 cm thick.

  4. Boil a pan of water.

  5. Simmer the runner beans for 3-5 minutes, until tender. Later-season beans take longer to cook than early-season pods.


Time From Cupboard-To-Table

10 minutes

Notes & Variations on Traditional Runner Beans

You can cut the runner beans into larger chunks, if you prefer. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.


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