Saturday, September 12, 2015

How to Remove the Tough Strings on Fresh Whole Beans or Peas

It's common knowledge among my family that one must remove the tips and the tough strings along the sides of any snow peas, sweet peas, string beans or other fresh beans. Unless your beans or peas are harvested extremely young and tender I highly recommend you perform this simple step in preparing them prior to eating raw or cooked. It will make the beans or peas more tender and tasty. You can use your thumb and index finger to pinch off a tiny piece of one tip and pull the string off. Repeat for the other end. You can also use a knife for this procedure since I find this is more sanitary and it will be easier especially if you have trimmed nails.

Some of you may find this process common sense. I thought so too but after repeatedly eating out in restaurants and finding strings intact on the whole string beans I thought I should make this process a bit clear. It takes a few minutes of your time but your food will be so much more enjoyable!

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