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To utterly love broad beans?

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Wordsaremything Fri 31-Oct-14 22:04:22

And to be so happy that the baby version is available frozen?

BiancaYouMinx Fri 31-Oct-14 22:10:02

YANBU! Bowl brimming with broad beans a-smothered with butter is heaven!

thornrose Fri 31-Oct-14 22:11:38

Shudder, I hate them!

tshirtsuntan Fri 31-Oct-14 22:12:18

Mmmmm love them, the sliced and fried snacky ones are nicer than crisps too grin

39steppesmum Fri 31-Oct-14 22:12:44

YABU - they are horrible!

Krytes42 Fri 31-Oct-14 22:13:03

YABU. Blech! Any other bean would be better.

lougle Fri 31-Oct-14 22:13:39

YANBU! Especially split from their skins and tossed in butter with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

BiancaYouMinx Fri 31-Oct-14 22:14:23

Hang on; where can you get frozen baby ones? WHERE?!

LadyLuck10 Fri 31-Oct-14 22:14:24

Yanbu, in soups and as a curry it's divine.

KirjavaTheCorpse Fri 31-Oct-14 22:14:54

Yabu shock

agnesf Fri 31-Oct-14 22:19:41

Broad beans are lovely in March/ April/ May only when home grown tiny and luscious. One of my loveliest memories of village I once used to frequent is our neighbours leaving a small but perfect basket of broad beans. But now in November - I'm not convinced

meoverhere Fri 31-Oct-14 22:20:42

They're the work of the devil and they want you dead.


wowfudge Fri 31-Oct-14 22:21:29

Take the horrible skins off and they are gorgeous!

BestIsWest Fri 31-Oct-14 22:22:14

YANBU. A bowlful smothered in butter with some bread.

Obviously fresh is best but the baby frozen ones are good. But why do chefs insets on peeling them?

JeanneDeMontbaston Fri 31-Oct-14 22:23:54

I love them but can't get on with the frozen ones. Where do you get decent ones from? I find they taste of nothing and have a really unappealing texture - but probably they're too cheap.

I like mine with cubes of bacon, lemon and dill. Mmm.

Winterbells Fri 31-Oct-14 22:24:04

You are being very unreasonable! [shudders]

SinglePringle Fri 31-Oct-14 22:25:12

Love. And they're also a top bean to purée. Whack in blender, add garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, bit'o cream cheese, bit'o basil (fresh or pesto) et voilà! Cheats hummus!

charlieandlola Fri 31-Oct-14 22:26:14

Ottolenghi does an amazing recipe with broad beans served with lamb meatballs. Divine

ratspeaker Fri 31-Oct-14 22:26:54

Broad beans mmmmmm <drools like Homer Simpson seeing a doughnut>

Lovely in a vegetable casserole and green peppers and smokey paprika

or if you eat meat add chorizo (or smoked sausage )

GnomeDePlume Fri 31-Oct-14 22:28:41


Though the nicest are eaten fresh from the allotment/garden

hugoagogo Fri 31-Oct-14 22:29:36


thornrose Fri 31-Oct-14 22:31:27

There's only one thing I hate more than broad beans, that's butter beans. envy that's a vom face!

MehsMum Fri 31-Oct-14 22:31:36

YANBU at all. The best of the best are the ones you picked 30 mins ago...

motleymop Fri 31-Oct-14 22:31:53

Not unreasonable but Brussel Sprouts are now in season and they are where it's at for me right now! Bit crunchy and dipped in Hellman's.

BonaDea Fri 31-Oct-14 22:36:06


As for sprouts have had several dinners lately consisting of a huge bowl of buttery sprouts tossed with crispy lardons and chestnuts.

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