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Old 07-26-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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Green Bean Explosion!

Hello all! So my green beans have exploded. I checked on them last week and saw little threads of beans starting. Today, they are huge! I ate one and it tasted fine (not woody or tough) but I did notice the seeds. I am thinking I will just french them, plucking out the seeds as I go then blanch and freeze. Thoughts? Any tricks to cutting them?
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:42 AM   #2
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I like to cook beans that may be a little older 'southern style'--cut or break them into bite size pieces, put them in a pan with lots of chopped onions, some garlic, some ham/ham hocks/bacon, cover with water and cook them til they are very tender. If the some of the green beans are too old and tough, I discard the outside and put the beans themselves into the pot with the rest of the green beans--we call those shelly beans or hully beans.
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