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Brining beans? Yes!

adamshoe | May 14, 2009 06:16 PM

ATK recently suggested that when you soak your dried beans, add salt. This goes against most wisdom re: beans, but it worked!! 1 lb. dried beans, 3 tbsp. table salt (or 6 tbsp. kosher) 4 qts water. soak 8 or up to 24 hrs, drain and rinse beans to get all salt off. Then cook as usual depending on type of bean till tender in unsalted water. They came out perfectly for baked beans (even tho their recipe was for tuscan bean soup...). Very tender and creamy and few "exploded" beans. Sometimes, the Bow-Tie team is spot on. Salt Rules!! adam

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