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Old 12-14-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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What did I do wrong...soaking beans

Help me please O SMART ONES

I got a bag of dried large limas and a bag of dried kidneys. I put them each in a large bowl and added water to about an inch over the beans. I let them soak 24hrs and they weren't soft. The large limas started kinda 'molting' right away.

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You still need to cook them.

Soaking them, gets the beans ready for cooking.
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You still need to cook them.

Soaking them, gets the beans ready for cooking.
O mylanta I'm a dweeb.

Thanks for the heads up
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:03 PM   #4
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You still need to cook them.

Soaking them, gets the beans ready for cooking.
They stay hard until they're cooked.
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Don't feel bad, hon. How do you plan on cooking them?
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:09 PM   #6
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Don't feel bad, hon. How do you plan on cooking them?
I was just going to cook them and then freeze them in bags so I can make chili soon.
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Cool. I should do that. I have bags of dried lima beans in the cupboard, but buy canned beans for chili. lol
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:49 PM   #8
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Might I suggest the crockpot next time? No soaking needed. Just a bag of beans, 8-9 cups of water and cook all day. I didn't know about skipping that step until recently!
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yep, crock pot! it also keeps the beans from disintegrating and getting mushy.
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