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Butter Beans

Cookyman Jul 23, 2010 03:55 PM

Does anybody know where I can buy butter beans on Long island or Queens?
My wife grew up in the south and has a craving for them.

  1. Sloth Jul 24, 2010 12:23 PM

    Are you looking for fresh, dried, canned or a restaurant that serves them? I cook the dried ones at home. I usually find them in the "Spanish" foods aisle. labelled as Lima Grandes (or Gigantes). Mama Tina's is my favorite brand.

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      jwg Jul 25, 2010 05:49 AM

      If she's looking for southern butter beans, they are smaller than the gigantes. Butter beans are really the same as lima beans. Maybe a bit smaller. I would imagine that a green grocer might sell them aleady shelled. I'd ask at your green grocer and your farmer/s market.

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      1. re: jwg
        Cookyman Jul 25, 2010 06:04 AM

        Thank you for the responses.
        I believe I'm looking for speckled butter beans.
        Guess it's a southern thing.

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