+
General Discussion

I let my dried beans soak too long. Are they fermented now? How bad would that be, anyway?

Tartinet | Mar 22, 200711:18 AM     55

Okay, so I had great plans to save money by soaking and cooking my own beans. I put them in to soak, and then got super-busy and kept putting off cooking them. It has now been two days of soaking in our cool house, on the counter. Little bubbles are starting to rise from the beans, and they smell pleasantly yeasty (or something). I'm pretty much resigned to just composting them now, but I wondered if anyone had experience or knowledge about cooking possibly fermented beans. I'm tempted to do it just to find out what would happen.

Anyone know why it's supposed to be bad?

Anyone done it anyway?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

Check Out the 2020 James Beard Award Nominees
Food Trends

Check Out the 2020 James Beard Award Nominees

by David Watsky | The 2020 James Beard Award nominations for all chef and restaurant categories have been announced...

This Gooseberry Focaccia Is Perfect for Sour Snack Fans
Food News

This Gooseberry Focaccia Is Perfect for Sour Snack Fans

by Amy Schulman | According to food writer Mark Diacono’s new cookbook “Sour,” sour foods aren’t merely in the form...

This One Tool Is Guaranteed to Prevent Soggy Pizza Bottoms
Food News

This One Tool Is Guaranteed to Prevent Soggy Pizza Bottoms

by Amy Schulman | Welcome to “Kitchen Essentials,” a new series from Chowhound where chefs and bartenders from around...

Netflix’s 'Restaurants on the Edge' Gives Restaurants Much-Needed Renovations
Food Trends

Netflix’s 'Restaurants on the Edge' Gives Restaurants Much-Needed Renovations

by David Watsky | Location. Location. Location. Right? Maybe not... Perhaps you’ve been to a restaurant like this: nestled...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.