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Old 07-24-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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Lima Beans

I can't recall a time in my life when I have ever eaten a lima bean. We received a huge bag of them today in our CSA box. They are shelled. Does anyone have a good recipe or any tips?

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I'm bad with recipes so I'll just tell you what I do. I do a half pot of limas in a full pot of water with salt to taste. Cook till soft, mash and serve with cooked liver and fried onions.
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Re: Lima Beans

Do you have to soak them beforehand or just throw them in the pot with water when ready to cook?
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No. I do it the lazy way. Cooks a bit longer to soften up.
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I like the lazy way Thank you!
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I hope you get some more recipes to try
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Re: Lima Beans

I don't have a recipe but this post just reminded me that I LOVED lima beans when I was a kid. They were my favorite. I haven't even thought about them in years.
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Re: Lima Beans

We love lima beans! I put them in a pot, just barely cover with water, and bring to a slow boil with the lid on. I do everything else for the meal, and basically forget about the limas while they are cooking. About ten minutes before eating, I add a big gob of butter, salt and pepper, and put the lid back on. They are ready to eat when they are tender, takes them about 30 minutes.

I also put them in vegetable beef soup, and cook them until tender. They are good in small amounts in chicken pot pie (too much and you just get a beany flavor with every bite).
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I like them with crumbled bacon. Yum.
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