I use them fresh, when they have filled out the pod. Peel them and cook in water.
I put in some onion and garlic, salt, pepper etc., maybe a bay leaf, and Boil.
Then dress them like a cold bean salad.
Parsley, oil, vinegar, maybe a splash of worchestire sauce and tobassco sauce.
I've heard that you can eat them whole, shell and all, when they are very young.
I've never prepared them, after they were dried. How do you do it?
My recipe is similar to what you do to yours fresh! I got this from a tiny middle east market that sells all sorts of prepared foods. ..... After the beans are dried and thrashed (for lack of a better word) you cook them till soft, along with chick peas (garbanzos). Add onion, chopped parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. Best when it sits overnight first. I love this with tabouleh and grilled meat.
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