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mimi Jan 14, 2005 04:20 PM

does anybody know how to cook fresh cranberry beans?

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    Nyleve RE: mimi Jan 14, 2005 04:36 PM

    Shell and boil until just tender. Then saute with whatever - olive oil, garlic, etc. Or, if you're putting them in, say, soup - just throw them into the soup. I bought a bushel of the things last fall and I cooked them and froze them. They're great.

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      Pat Hammond RE: Nyleve Jan 14, 2005 04:46 PM

      This bean is great in pasta e fagioli. I've had them take close to 2 hours to become tender.

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        Karl S. RE: Pat Hammond Jan 14, 2005 05:19 PM

        Yes. Lots of people are suprised when fresh shell beans take longer than soaked dried beans.

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          Pat Hammond RE: Karl S. Jan 14, 2005 05:33 PM

          I think it helps to cover them with water and boil about 5 minutes or so. Drain, and start again. The cranberry is a lovely bean!

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