How do frozen beans taste? I finally bought a pressure cooker and its fucking awesome, should have done it years ago, but still it would be nice to have some beans on hand I can eat instantly. I know beans can be frozen but are they still pretty decent?
I generally make chickpeas, kidney, fava, black, so nothing weird.
I think you can just run them under hot water for a few minutes instead of the 45 minutes to an hour in the pressure cooker from dry. Beans only last a few days in the fridge but can last many months in the freezer.
I cook up a pot of beans and freeze them in portion sizes. Do it pretty often. Comes out fine. About 2 minutes in the nukebox to defrost plus another minute to heat through and I've got myself some tasty black eyed peas with smoked turkey.
Sometimes, I cook up a pot of beans plain and freeze them in serving size to be used in various ways rather than just as a finished dish.
And for a minute, I thought you were asking about frozen-from-fresh beans. I buy frozen, green fava beans/broadbeans because fresh ones are a pain in the dickhole to remove from their two pods and they stain your hands black/brown for days.
Great for paella as well as mashing by hand and mixing with parsley, spices and chickpea flour to make homemade falafel.
Green chickpeas from frozen are nice, too, and green lima beans are great, as well.
no pinto? that's the best bean... and usually the cheapest. you can freeze them. I leave mine in mason jars in the fridge, they last about a week, maybe longer. I eat them so much that they don't last. I'm always cooking more
Excellent that's what I was wondering. Idk where I'd go to around here to get frozen fava beans, maybe the arab grocer. I always get the dry ones in a bag and haven't seen the fresh pods or frozen, I'll have to take a look. I love fava beans but nobody else in my family does. ful madamas is my go to dish, and it is baller as fuck.
yea pinto is one of the most available because of all the mexicans. I don't think I've ever really ate them outside of canned refried beans though. I'll have to check out some recipes.
>he likes bean ladies!!
lol You mean 'ful medames,' beanbro, not ful madamas.
Yeah, ful medames is baller as fuck, but that's made with dried fava. Fresh or frozen are used in various other applications.
If you live in the US, try some Hispanic supermarket, particularly islander Hispanic, for some frozen fava. Also, the Hispanic part of the frozen section of many large, chain supermarkets in my area sells them.
Goya packages fava beans and they're my favourite because of how deliciously fresh-tasting and bright green they are compared to other brands. The only downside is that they're not shelled completely and are still inside the inner pod. Takes a minute or two to shell a portion of thawed fava but that's a very, very small price to pay for good ones. Alternately, durkastani and Arab markets will sell them as will, believe it or not, Chinese supermarkets, usually under the name 'broadbeans' instead of fava. I can't speak to the quality of fava from the Chinese joints, but Arab and Indian ones are okay, just not as fresh-tasting as Goya.
Indian supermarkets also sell frozen green chickpeas, which are nice, too.
I eat lots of various beans and use them in many, many ways. Try black beans. Cook'em. Cool'em. Mash'em up by hand and mix with a little chopped veg, cooked rice, salt, seasonings and just enough chickpea flour to come together into patties then form burgers and pan-cook. Fucking wonderful with some thin slices of ham on that shit.
I bought a 4lb bag of mixed beans, pinto, kidney and white navy a few months back. I can't remember how much it was, though, either $2.99 or $3.49. I use the mixed beans the same way I would plain beans and it comes out just fine.