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What to do with green beans too big for eating?

Posted by NilaJones 7b (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 24, 13 at 19:13

Hello folks :). This looks like an awesome forum, full of ideas!

I let some of my pole beans go too long. They are edible, but a bit tough and mealy. Still green, but with pretty-mature seeds inside. Way more than I want for seed-saving.

Any ideas about what I should do with them? Do you think they would make a good stock?

The one time I tried to pickle something (preserved lemons) they got all moldy, so I hesitate to try that...


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RE: What to do with green beans too big for eating?

Those are what we used to call 'shelly beans'. shell them, like you would English peas and add some in with the regular-sized green beans.


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RE: What to do with green beans too big for eating?

Many southerners grow them that way intentionally for shelling beans. Shellies boiled with a bit of bacon and onion. Delicious!! Not too shabby with a bit of butter and garlic either. :)

Dave


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RE: What to do with green beans too big for eating?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 11:25

Ditto the shellies. Try a bit of chopped tomato from your garden along with the bacon and onion.


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RE: What to do with green beans too big for eating?

Well, I had no idea! Thanks, folks! I will try them tonight :).


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RE: What to do with green beans too big for eating?

We let them go a lo-o-o-ng time and then can them like any other dried bean. Actually, these and horticultural beans are my husband's favorite. (He hates "regular" green beans - only me and my BIL eat those.)

Carol


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RE: What to do with green beans too big for eating?

I didn't have bacon, so I did them up with olive oil and garlic. Plus two tiny cherry tomatoes, all I have yet, so I could see what the combo was like :).

I felt they needed a little something, so I added a tablespoon of lamb and onion with middle eastern spices, last of a bag in the freezer.

ZOMG, delicious!

Thank you folks so much. I love these :).


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RE: What to do with green beans too big for eating?

WTG! another convert to shellies. Lots of recipes for them Nila as they lend themselves to all sorts of seasonings and cooking methods. Try them with a tbls. of sugar and a couple of tbls. of vinegar mixed in for a sweet n' sour taste.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: article about shellie beans with recipes


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RE: What to do with green beans too big for eating?

Thanks, Dave :).


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