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Yellow mushroom beans

Post  Josh on 7/18/2010, 3:34 pm

miinva sent me some seeds for a yellow mushroom bean it grew up a pole then reached over and found the trellis over in the other SFG. It is loaded with beans now.

does anyone know what the best way to cook them is,do you eat the pod or shell the beans?



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Post  ander217 on 7/19/2010, 7:26 am

I'd never heard of these, Josh, so naturally I had to google to find out all I could about them. They are called Grandma Nellie's Yellow Mushroom Beans at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and Heritage Harvest Seeds, both of which carry the seed. Heritage Harvest has a recipe for them that sounds very good. Here is the link to it.

http://www.heritageharvestseed.com/pages/recipes.html

Both sites say to pick the beans while still young and tender, about 5". Of course, any that grow too large and tough to use as snap beans can be shelled and added to the cooking pot.

They sound interesting. Let us know if they really do taste like mushrooms, as the catalogs say.
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