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Can you cook with sprouted chick peas?

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Can you cook with sprouted chick peas?

erh909 | Sep 14, 2009 03:22 PM

I am a dried bean newbie and decided to make a stew using some dried black chickpeas I bought a while ago--I put them in to soak last night and sorta forgot to drain them before I left for work this morning. I just came home and about 1/4-1/5 of them have tiny sprouts emerging from the skin. I seem to remember something about how you're not supposed to cook with those, but I can't find anything on a quick web/cookbook search and I'm not sure if I'm supposed to (a) use them all (b) discard the ones that have started sprouting or (c) discard them all and start over again. Are there any legume experts who could guide me? Thanks!

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