- KNOW YOUR VEG
beans are also known as French or round beans, dwarf
beans are small straight green beans. They are quite
plump and fleshy and have a soft and tender skin when
cooked. Dwarf beans have a fresh, clean flavour.
How To Use Dwarf Beans
beans are served cooked and can be eaten hot or
cold. They can be served as an accompanying vegetable
and go well with a variety of foods particularly
fish, chicken and pork. Dwarf beans can also be
included in stir-fries, soups and salads such as
the classic French salad Tuna Nicoise which also
includes potatoes, olives, anchovies, hard-boiled
eggs and salad leaves.
How To Prepare Dwarf Beans
and top and tail the beans and leave whole or chop
into even-sized pieces before cooking.
How To Cook Dwarf Beans
beans can be boiled or steamed. To boil, bring a
pan of water to the boil, add the prepared beans
and cook for 4 - 8 minutes or until just tender
but still crisp. To steam, place the beans in a
steamer and cook for 6 -10 minutes or until just
tender but still crisp.
How To Store Dwarf Beans
refrigerated after purchase
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