Large dried lima beans (called “butter beans” when cooked and canned) have a completely different flavor from small limas, says greygarious, even though they’re the same color. greygarious says these beans make a great substitute for potatoes in “fauxtato salad”—their taste and texture are virtually indistinguishable from spuds.

Uncle Bob likes large lima beans with andouille sausage and cornbread, while dberg1313 likes to use them for Boston baked beans.

Discuss: Dry large lima beans – going the way of the dodo?

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