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Post  middlemamma 9/4/2010, 10:28 pm

and now I have no idea what to do with them!!

They are yard long pole beans, and at first I was eating a handful each night fresh off the plant while I mosied around my garden...but now the plant is EXPLODING! And I probably have 10 X this many as in the photo below ready to do something with them.

This city girl needs your help...NOW WHAT??? How do you cook these things? HELP!

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Post  acara 9/4/2010, 10:47 pm

Butter and garlic ...... everything taste better with butter and garlic Very Happy
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Post  boffer 9/4/2010, 10:56 pm

I forget, MM, were you going to learn to can this year or next year?!

We just steam with onions, add a little lemon juice and pepper, and a dab of butter.

We prefer to pick them before the seeds get so big, but you should pick them when they taste best to you.
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Post  middlemamma 9/4/2010, 10:56 pm

Acara, I sure agree with that.

So just saute?
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Post  chocolatepop 9/4/2010, 10:57 pm

totally. I do butter and garlic, or butter, salt, and balsalmic vinegar, cheese, roasted, sauteed with other veggies, yum yum yum!
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Post  boffer 9/4/2010, 10:59 pm

you could saute with bacon, and throw in some cashews

(hey, I can day dream!)
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Post  chocolatepop 9/4/2010, 11:03 pm

EEK Boff, great idea! I have some lard from a pig a friend quartered and made cracklin's!

Lunch tomorrow! I have almonds though...hummm.
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Post  Chopper 9/4/2010, 11:05 pm

If you have too many to eat the easiest thing is to freeze them. Lots of info online but basically just cut to preferred size, put in boiling water for 5-8 minutes to stop the enzymes action and then strain, lay out on paper towels and pat dry and put in freezer bags sucking out as much air as possible.

And for cooking I like boiling them in a little water with basil and garlic. Or just plain boiled.
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Post  boffer 9/4/2010, 11:11 pm

I've never grown yard long beans, but....aren't they way shy of a yard?!
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Post  Chopper 9/4/2010, 11:13 pm

sales are all about hyperbole. Very Happy
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Post  middlemamma 9/4/2010, 11:20 pm

totally short of a yard....but ok to eat young. So the seed pack said. I didnt want to wait until the all died in a frost or something and not get to eat any. bounce Ok so I'm impatient. LOL

Great ideas on what to do with them! Thanks everyone!
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Post  chocolatepop 9/4/2010, 11:23 pm

I pick mine about that size too. Letting them get too long they get REALLY seedy.
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Post  boffer 9/4/2010, 11:25 pm

We prefer to eat them when the seeds are smaller, regardless of size. It was Weedless in Atlanta who said not too long ago: 'size doesn't matter'! Wink
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Post  middlemamma 9/5/2010, 12:03 am

Thanks guys...they were yummy in the butter and garlic. Smile
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Post  Megan 9/5/2010, 6:37 am

Looks GREAT, MM! Mine are much too stringy when the seeds get that big. I am letting the big ones go for shell beans (unless I feel like trying to make shelly beans). Last night I finally got enough of them picked smaller to make my first batch of Dilly Beans! Woo, hoo!
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Post  acara 9/5/2010, 7:14 am

middlemamma wrote:Thanks guys...they were yummy in the butter and garlic. Smile

I usually cook those the same way as I do asparagus ... butter, garlic & a pinch of black lava salt ..... saute them until just before they start to go limp (Ilike my veggies crunchy).

If I'm using them as a meal instead of just a side dish, I'll add some quartered portabello mushrooms & thin sliced red onion (just a little).
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Post  donnainzone5 9/5/2010, 2:39 pm

My favorite recipe for fresh beans is minced garlic, fresh dill, and a splash of lemon juice.
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Post  middlemamma 9/8/2010, 12:23 am

Boffer....I realized tonight after going through my seed packets I planted Kentucky Wax Pole...not yard long... Embarassed

I started a Garden Journal....hopefully I take better notes for next time. LOL
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Post  martha 9/8/2010, 1:00 pm

middlemamma wrote:...I started a Garden Journal....hopefully I take better notes for next time. LOL
silly me I knew I was forgetting something!

(Actually, I was pretty impressed this year - out of about 75 tomato plants, I knew what at least half of them were by the time they bore fruit!)
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Post  Megan 9/8/2010, 4:19 pm

Wow.... 75 tomato plants, that's huge! *imagines her front yard even more over-run than it already is*
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