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beans are also known as helda beans, flat beans are
similar to the well-known runner bean. They are flat,
stringless green beans with a smooth skin.
How To Use Flat Beans
beans are served cooked as an accompaniment to a
variety of main courses including fish, chicken,
pork and lamb. To serve, toss in butter and freshly
ground black pepper or flavoured olive oil.
How To Prepare Flat Beans
and top and tail the beans and chop into into even-sized
pieces or slice into ribbons before cooking.
How To Cook Flat Beans
beans can be boiled or steamed. To boil, bring a
pan of water to the boil, add the prepared beans
and cook for 5 - 10 minutes or until just tender
but still crisp (do not overcook as they will turn
an unattractive khaki colour and go soggy). To steam,
place the beans in a steamer and cook for 8 - 12
minutes or until just tender but still crisp
How To Store Flat Beans
refrigerated after purchase.
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