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Dwarf 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.

Dwarf Beans

How To Use Dwarf Beans

Dwarf 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

Wash and top and tail the beans and leave whole or chop into even-sized pieces before cooking.

How To Cook Dwarf Beans

Dwarf 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

Keep refrigerated after purchase

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