How to keep beans

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Anton

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How to keep beans
« on: September 03, 2023, 20:22 »
Advice please. Our freezer is almost full dwarf and runner beans and there are tonnes more now starting to appear. Apart from freezing, any ideas about how to conserve them? I once stored them in salt but although they kept their lovely colour they were impossible to eat. The salty flavour was awful.
I read somewhere about people threading the beans and hanging them up to dry to be used later on. Any suggestions?

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Re: How to keep beans
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2023, 20:50 »
Chutney?
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: How to keep beans
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2023, 13:18 »
You might be able to dry some of the larger beans after podding them.
They would then need to be rehydrated prior to use in soup/curry etc.
 
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Re: How to keep beans
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2023, 15:13 »

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Re: How to keep beans
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2023, 17:42 »
I have a runner bean chutney recipe, that I got from this site somewhere, years ago, printed it off with intentions of making it.  I'm turning out the eight box files of recipes from recipes printed here, torn out of the newspaper, magazines etc., that I'm going to cook 'one day'.  I'll keep looking, but ask Val, she is the recipe keeper for the site.

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Re: How to keep beans
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2023, 18:01 »
Thanks. At the moment, we are eating a lot of "bonen soup". Dwarf bean soup, a favourite with my wife's Luxembourg family.

Anton

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Re: How to keep beans
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2023, 18:12 »
https://www.allotment-garden.org/recipe/1440/runner-bean-chutney-recipe/

There's loads more recipes and/or preserves for beans in the Recipes section of the site.
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Re: How to keep beans
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2023, 14:16 »
Thanks.

Anton


 

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