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Dried Lima Beans

jazzy77 | Jun 22, 2008 08:07 AM

So, I have a pot of dried, large lima beans soaking on my stove for tonight's dinner (to be honest, these look more like butter beans, but the package says they are limas). My husband just took a look at them they the skins are all wrinkled and split - they look like a pan of mushrooms. Is this normal?

I've never cooked dried limas before, and am not sure what they are supposed to look like as they are soaking. I'm wondering if they are too old to use.... I can't remember when I bought them- but they could have been sitting my my cupboard for the past year or so.

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