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Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 8:47 PM
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There are anastazi, pinto, lima, great northern, navy (pea), kidney, black, white, and fava beans among others. My favorite is the pinto, which is usually used in refried beans, too. I've eaten them all my life, and if the old saying you are what you eat is true, I'm a pinto bean.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 9:10 PM
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Pintos have to be my favorite!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 9:12 PM
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Ah. A visionary. So am I. Cutting to the chase, though... Are you saying that you are just an old fart???? () I am kidding of course...

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 9:19 PM
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Originally posted by annpeeples

Pintos have to be my favorite!
I'm with you, Ann. I'll even substitute them for red kidney beans in red beans and rice. I love them refried on tortillas, too.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 9:20 PM
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I LOVE baked beans and often lament their diappearance from our culture. Made with Jacob's Cattle or pea beans, there's nothing like them on earth.
Having said that, I love all beans, even human beans!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 9:27 PM
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Originally posted by Adjudicator

Ah. A visionary. So am I. Cutting to the chase, though... Are you saying that you are just an old fart???? () I am kidding of course...
Why, you young whippersnapper... ROFLMBO!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 9:36 PM
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Originally posted by mollydingle

I LOVE baked beans and often lament their diappearance from our culture. Made with Jacob's Cattle or pea beans, there's nothing like them on earth.
Having said that, I love all beans, even human beans!

I make baked beans for most holidays, but I use the canned pork and beans as a start, adding dark brown sugar, onions, garlic, bacon, peppers, and lots of BBQ sauce. I love them!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 10:42 PM
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Pinto is my bean of choice.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 10:45 PM
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favorite bean has got to be the lima or a good butter bean- baked slow and low- with pork added ( sometimes chops,sometimes not) YUM!
Pinto is also a good all round bean that stands up to almost all kinds of cooking and all kinds of additives-

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 11:23 PM
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I'm a "beanie" too...they're delicious! I guess if I had to pick a fave, I'd say cannellini (Great Northern) beans. I love these little white beans cooked in the Tuscan style with olive oil, garlic, sage and peppercorns. Also, the addition of pancetta is great too. Makes an awesome bean soup too. Cooked cannellini beans poured onto a freshly-made piece of garlic bread, then good olive oil poured over it. Oh man is that good.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 11:25 PM
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Navy or white beans, with lots of ham hocks.

I do also eat cold pork and beans out of the can. Scoop 'em out with Fritos.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 11:27 PM
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Originally posted by Poverty Pete

Pinto is my bean of choice.

You're an aficionado I whole heartedly agree with, Pete!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 11:34 PM
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Originally posted by mland520

favorite bean has got to be the lima or a good butter bean- baked slow and low- with pork added ( sometimes chops,sometimes not) YUM!
Pinto is also a good all round bean that stands up to almost all kinds of cooking and all kinds of additives-
Yummy!
I like the lima or butterbeans combined with ham, too. They're a great variation when I feel like a change.
Yeppers, pintos are the most versatile bean, in my opinion.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by Ciaoman

I'm a "beanie" too...they're delicious! I guess if I had to pick a fave, I'd say cannellini (Great Northern) beans. I love these little white beans cooked in the Tuscan style with olive oil, garlic, sage and peppercorns. Also, the addition of pancetta is great too. Makes an awesome bean soup too. Cooked cannellini beans poured onto a freshly-made piece of garlic bread, then good olive oil poured over it. Oh man is that good.

Uh oh! Cannellini, huh? That does sound good. I'll have to look into them. I have a Sicilian Friend who does amazing things with vegetables. He used to have a bar with a kitchen out back. You never knew what incredible dishes he'd cook up and share.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Tue, 03/27/07 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by Pwingsx

Navy or white beans, with lots of ham hocks.

I do also eat cold pork and beans out of the can. Scoop 'em out with Fritos.

Having been a biker, horseman, and sportsman I will confess to indulging in many a cold can of pork and beans straight from the saddlebags. Beanie Weenies have tasted pretty good at times, too. An old P-38 GI Folding Pocket Can Opener is usually on my keychain, though I have sawed open more than a few cans with my Buck knife. They have those with the pull tab now. I'll have to pick up more.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 12:15 AM
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I wouldn't think of putting kidney beans in chili. Pinto, mostly, and sometimes black.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 12:25 AM
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Originally posted by essemjay58

I wouldn't think of putting kidney beans in chili. Pinto, mostly, and sometimes black.
Hee hee hee! Do you mean in the chili beans? You know how some of us purists are.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 2:43 AM
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My favorite is pinto, followed by black beans, white beans and jelly beans.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 3:36 AM
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Never met a bean I didn't like. But Bushie's recipe for pintos is to die for!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 3:49 AM
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Originally posted by Cinnabonbon

My favorite is pinto, followed by black beans, white beans and jelly beans.
Jelly beans too, huh? I like the gourmet ones with more flavors.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 3:51 AM
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Originally posted by lleechef

Never met a bean I didn't like. But Bushie's recipe for pintos is to die for!

It seems his beans have a lot of fans around here!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 4:21 AM
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My all time favorite is speckled butter beans, though I haven't met a bean or pea I don't like.

Depends on what you are serving lol

Pinto beans with fried potatoes, butter peas with ham, purple hull crowder peas with anything, white acre peas with smoked turkey....you get the drift.

You serve a meat and bean/pea and I'm there. Heck, you don't even have to give me meat if you'd serve a fresh tomato slice on the side.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 5:23 AM
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Originally posted by BhamBabe

My all time favorite is speckled butter beans, though I haven't met a bean or pea I don't like.
Depends on what you are serving lol
Pinto beans with fried potatoes, butter peas with ham, purple hull crowder peas with anything, white acre peas with smoked turkey....you get the drift.
You serve a meat and bean/pea and I'm there. Heck, you don't even have to give me meat if you'd serve a fresh tomato slice on the side.

I recall reading an article by a nutritionist discussing the balance of proteins and carbohydrates our bodies need. Beans were one of the foods mentioned that was a perfect combination with many carbohydrates like rice and potatos. I think we like them because they are so good for us.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 6:32 AM
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I will take canned beans and doctor them up with the right ingredients. I will do that when I am lazy.
I am a Frankanbeans monster. I try to use soft cheap dogs for the Beenie-Weenie texture, but I think that I need to go to those potted canned sausages.

I love lima beans and I too bemoan their disappearence from today's menus.
As it is, I enjoy many beans in many styles from many nations. Are there any bean dishes in Asian cooking, beyond red bean paste?

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 6:57 AM
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My favorite...fresh summer butterbeans cooked with fresh pork back bone and a few pods of fresh okra added during the cooking...Heaven!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 7:06 AM
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==Having said that, I love all beans, even human beans!====

And we all know that they are best served with ...drumroll please... Fava beans...


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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 7:17 AM
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Originally posted by doggydaddy


I will take canned beans and doctor them up with the right ingredients. I will do that when I am lazy.
I am a Frankanbeans monster. I try to use soft cheap dogs for the Beenie-Weenie texture, but I think that I need to go to those potted canned sausages.
I love lima beans and I too bemoan their disappearence from today's menus.
As it is, I enjoy many beans in many styles from many nations. Are there any bean dishes in Asian cooking, beyond red bean paste?
mark
Mark, I can't recall ever using canned weenies in beans, but I've added the store bought ones many times when the kids were at home. They never seemed to complain.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 7:26 AM
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Originally posted by iqdiva

My favorite...fresh summer butterbeans cooked with fresh pork back bone and a few pods of fresh okra added during the cooking...Heaven!

Hoo! Many's the time I added fresh okra to a pot, but it was usually to a pot of of black eyed peas. I like it in peas or gumbo just shy of getting slimey, but can eat a big bowl of it boiled over cornbread. A note, I usually fry my okra in oil a few minutes before adding it to gumbo. This could be done for beans, too, if anyone objects to its slimy properties.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 7:44 AM
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My vote is for Pinto's....but I like em all.

I really like true Boston baked Beans, with that bread made in a can. I can't remember the name of the bread.....maybe Boston Brown Bread or something like that. Durgin Park in Boston makes a baked bean to die for.

A pot of Cowboy Beans with a few flour tortillas, though and I'm in heaven! Of course a few Beano tablets before indulging is a must for me!!!....LOL!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 7:57 AM
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Marrow beans are my favorite bean variety, especially for bean soup. They're getting harder to find every year though.

I make a lot of dishes with dried beans, including ones baked in a sauce with nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice that my grandmother called "Farm Boy Beans" because it was the family recipe of an old boyfriend.

For canned prepared beans, Bush with onions is my choice. I remember first tasting Bush brand beans in Florida and thought they were great compared to Campbell's, which was the dominant brand in PA at the time. I wrote to the company to ask if and when they were expanding into the Northeast (within 2 years was their answer) and I was delighted when they did.

The Ritz BBQ in Allentown PA makes the best "from scratch" baked beans. You can see them in this picture from a visit there.


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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 10:03 AM
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Pinto. Runner-up, red.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 10:35 AM
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Pinto, Great Northern, Butter Beans, Black Beans...the only beans I don't like are Kidney Beans.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 10:49 AM
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Navy or Great Northerns done in my smoker(in the water pan with a pork butt smoking), then pintos with a side of mustard greens and buttermilk corn bread! Beans, beans are good for your heart! And so on....

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by doggydaddy




As it is, I enjoy many beans in many styles from many nations. Are there any bean dishes in Asian cooking, beyond red bean paste?

mark




Along with red beans & red bean paste I've seen the black beans.

Red beans seem to be in the "sweet" dessert type dishes while black beans I've only seen in the savory entree dishes.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 10:52 AM
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Never met a bean I didn't like, but my bean treat would be fresh shell beans cooked and finished with some butter, or in a succotash mixed with fresh corn off the cob finished with butter and milk. One of those things you can only get for few weeks each year.


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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 11:06 AM
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All beans except Kidney, Lima, and Butterbeans.

Especially love good Baked Beans and Navy/Great Northern beans slow-cooked with ham hocks and served with HOT buttered cornbread (no sugar in the cornbread, please )

Love spicy pintos (like Ranch-Style) ON-THE-SIDE with my chili . .. but NEVER IN the chili . . . that's a hangin' offense!

Oh, and I DESPISE Lentils (but they're peas, aren't they?).

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 1:34 PM
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Originally posted by rebeltruce

My vote is for Pinto's....but I like em all.

I really like true Boston baked Beans, with that bread made in a can. I can't remember the name of the bread.....maybe Boston Brown Bread or something like that. Durgin Park in Boston makes a baked bean to die for.

A pot of Cowboy Beans with a few flour tortillas, though and I'm in heaven! Of course a few Beano tablets before indulging is a must for me!!!....LOL!
Oh, I remember making a bread like that with the kids. It was pretty much fool proof. We'd smear it with butter and drink lots of milk with it. We'd also make home made apple butter to eat with it. I'll see if I can find the recipe or a similar one. I love flour tortillas, too, especially home made.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 1:43 PM
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Originally posted by RubyRose

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I make a lot of dishes with dried beans, including ones baked in a sauce with nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice that my grandmother called "Farm Boy Beans" because it was the family recipe of an old boyfriend.
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WOW! I'd never have thought of using those particular spices in beans. Thanks for the tip.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 1:45 PM
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Pinto. Runner-up, red.

I have to have my pintos, but I think my runnerup would be Limas.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 1:53 PM
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I love eating garbonzo beans in salads and straight from the can. In cooking recipes I like navy beans and pinto beans.


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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 1:53 PM
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I don't recall NOT liking a well prepared bean or pea.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 2:23 PM
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Originally posted by BunglingBill

Love spicy pintos (like Ranch-Style) ON-THE-SIDE with my chili . .. but NEVER IN the chili . . . that's a hangin' offense!

You're a good man, Bill!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 2:26 PM
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garbanzos for me too! pintos, cannelinis, and lentils as well...

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 3:00 PM
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garbanzos for me too! pintos, cannelinis, and lentils as well...

My Friend Giovanni (a Sicilian) seems to keep a pot of lentils simmering much of the time. I can't recall having tried them, though.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 3:03 PM
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garbanzos for me too! pintos, cannelinis, and lentils as well...


Hey, sneetch, how do you cook lentils?

Since you like them, maybe I did something wrong in my past preparations.

Have you got a recipe or two that you could share?

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 3:17 PM
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Originally posted by dickestep

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Originally posted by lleechef

Never met a bean I didn't like. But Bushie's recipe for pintos is to die for!

It seems his beans have a lot of fans around here!


Quite the opposite. His bean recipe causes a lot of fans to be turned ON, around here.

OK... I will make all attempts to make my next post to this thread well aired.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 3:33 PM
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Originally posted by Adjudicator

Quite the opposite. His bean recipe causes a lot of fans to be turned ON, around here.

OK... I will make all attempts to make my next post to this thread well aired.
Uh oh!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 4:16 PM
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Never met a BEAN that Did'nt like meLOL

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 4:34 PM
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lima beans
butter beans
yellow wax beans


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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 7:08 PM
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OK. My favorite is of course White Acre peas. Sometimes beans ain't really BEANS (green 'beans' for example). Even if U have snaps, them ain't really "beans". Other than my White Acres, the other members of the crowder pea family are my second best choice. Other than that, I pretty much like them all, even Garbanzos.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 7:17 PM
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If you have leftover black-eye peas,pinto or red kidney beans you can make sausage patties.Drain and mash them.Add egg,a little flour,sage and crushed red pepper flakes.Make patties and fry in bacon grease.Serve with grits and eggs.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 8:19 PM
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OK. My favorite is of course White Acre peas. Sometimes beans ain't really BEANS (green 'beans' for example). Even if U have snaps, them ain't really "beans". Other than my White Acres, the other members of the crowder pea family are my second best choice. Other than that, I pretty much like them all, even Garbanzos.
I have never met a Crowder I didn't like either, Pard. I even helped pick and can a few truckloads of them around Moscow... Moscow, Texas, that is. They're all good eating!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 8:25 PM
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Originally posted by iqdiva

If you have leftover black-eye peas,pinto or red kidney beans you can make sausage patties.Drain and mash them.Add egg,a little flour,sage and crushed red pepper flakes.Make patties and fry in bacon grease.Serve with grits and eggs.

Iqdiva, have you ever considered running for political office? If not, would you mind terribly if I wrote you in? You sure do have a way with beans, peas, and greens!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 8:29 PM
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Bean Cakes......... I've made a bunch over the years. Sadly, I was the only one in the family who had seconds, thirds, etc. Shoot, a little discouragement can't keep a good man down!!!

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 8:32 PM
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Dickestep,I would be honored.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 9:04 PM
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Originally posted by rouxdog

Bean Cakes......... I've made a bunch over the years. Sadly, I was the only one in the family who had seconds, thirds, etc. Shoot, a little discouragement can't keep a good man down!!!

I'd have sure helped you eat them, Pard. My own kids and step-kids always encouraged my efforts, even to helping make tons of boudin. Most of them could eat a pound of our product for breakfast and another pound when they got home from school. None of them grew up puny, not even the little girl babies.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 9:08 PM
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Dickestep,I would be honored.

It's a done deal then, Iqdiva. I'll write you in on the next election. Meanwhile, if you get nominated for anything else let me know and I'll vote for you if I can.

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 10:23 PM
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Yummm this thread reminds me of my childhood.
Pintos, fried potatoes, cornbread, fresh green onions, pickled green peppers and tomatoes... (meat just messed up the 'balance' of my plate) - so I passed on meat unless it was fried out fat back.

I'm not familiar with marrow beans... what are tbey?

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 10:27 PM
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Scarlett,fried fat back,green onions,fresh sliced Slocomb,AL. tomatoes,hoecakes,and sweet tea...A meal the angels would love !

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RE: Favorite Beans? - Wed, 03/28/07 10:49 PM
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Yummm this thread reminds me of my childhood.
Pintos, fried potatoes, cornbread, fresh green onions, pickled green peppers and tomatoes... (meat just messed up the 'balance' of my plate) - so I passed on meat unless it was fried out fat back.

I'm not familiar with marrow beans... what are tbey?

Scarlett, I can tell you were raised eating right, Southern style! You sure know good eatin' when you see it.

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