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How to double-pod broad beans

Broad beans can be eaten complete with their greeny-grey skins, but they’re much nicer and prettier double podded to reveal the bright green jewels inside.

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Step 1

First remove the beans from their pods.

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Step 2

Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil and add the beans. Cook for appromiately 2 minutes and then drain.

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Step 3

Place the beans into a bowl of cold water.

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Step 4

Pop the tender, bright green beans out of their thick, leathery skins by squeezing gently.