Posts Tagged ‘cooked’

Hard Boiled Egg Perfection

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Hard Boiled Egg Perfection

Hard Boiled Egg Perfection

Tuesday Tip

Hard Boiled Egg Perfection

I’ve now seen and heard of this hard boiled egg cooking method from a few chefs/books/cooking shows and every time I use it the hard boiled eggs come out perfect.  It may seem like common knowledge to some people, particularly those who have studied French cooking, but for me it was a revelation.
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Cranberry Beans

Sunday, September 12th, 2010
Cooked Cranberry Beans

Cooked Cranberry Beans

Dried beans are one of the cheapest sources of protein.  One pound of dried beans will yield 5-6 cups of cooked beans, enough for about 10-12 servings.  They are great for a crowd or for leftovers.  Cooking a small or large amount takes the same amount of time and effort.  Even though you need to plan ahead, most of the bean cooking (and soaking) requires little to no attention, so it is also very easy.

I use to think beans were bland, but as long as you season them they will have amazing flavor.  It is also worth spending a little more money on higher quality heirloom beans, like Rancho Gordo, which will have more flavor (and still end up costing about the same price as canned beans for the same amount).  Beans are a great base to use with any seasonings and spices.  Here is a general recipe for cooking beans to get you started.  Adding different spices will change the flavor.
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