while we were celebrating at the coast, Andy’s parents treated us to dinner at EVOO. we had a wonderful meal and wine…that cost as much as our regular food budget for a week! it was quite extravagant. but the recipe that i actually learned at the show couldn’t be simpler! it’s for brined beans.
America’s Test Kitchen recommends adding 3 tablespoons of salt to a gallon of water, and using this brine to soak dry beans. i soaked my beans overnight, but i’ve read that this method also works great with a quick soak (heat beans + water to boiling; cover and remove from heat; let sit for 1 hour before cooking).
after brining, rinse the beans and cover with fresh water. then cook on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. the beans are tender and tasty! perfect for eating with rice or in a burrito or added to a favorite dish. perfect for weeknight suppers after homeschooling all day.
what’s your favorite way to eat beans?