Does anybody know if you can eat dried runner beans? We grow borlotti beans to use during the winter in casseroles, we grew a few kidney beans last year, is there any reason you can't do the same with runner beans?
Yes, just treat them the same as kidney beans - cook thoroughly. You can also freeze the fresh beans if you need to harvest before the pods dry.
Thank-you, I seem to have so many having already frozen beans in pods I will now leave to dry, if the weather holds out it won't take long!
I have a freezer full of beans and no room for anymore and i think if we eat anymore we will end up looking like one or turning into a very good runner!!!!!!!! Hadnt realised you could dry them so will give that a go. One of the lads at the allotment is trying to talk me into entering some of the competitions at next years show. I say lads they are well into their 80's.
Runner bean chutney is yum!! Made some last year as had a real glut and was amazed how yummy and easy to make it was