Friday, September 10, 2010


Sorry I haven't been on here lately. I have been really busy and not feeling to hot either. I am going to post how I shelled and froze soybeans, the other day. This is our first time doing this. A wonderful woman out our church and her husband grew alot of soybeans this year in there garden and asked if we wanted some. Well, who can say no to free food! :)

So while we were picking the soybeans I asked her how do you use soybeans in cooking? What do you put them in? She told me you can put them in a stew like any other vegetable. They put it in stir fry and with corn for a type of succotash, instead of lima beans. I am going to do some more research on how to cook with them. Any one else use soybeans before with their cooking? How did you use them?

So here is how you shell soybeans....
Once you pick them you will put them in boiling water and blanch them for about 5 mins. then strain them out and then you can easily push on the pods and the beans will come out. The beans have a clear skin on them, if you just squeeze gently the skin will come off. ( You will be very sticky by the end of this process) :) Then you will want to rinse them again in a strainer and put them into individual bags for meals. Tada! Here are some pictures:

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! :)


1 comment:

  1. hey Katie,
    our favorite way to eat soybeans (edemame) is to put the fresh pods into rapidly boiling water for 5 minutes, drain well, place pods in a big bowl, then sprinkle them with sea salt. To eat, you basically put part of the pod in your mouth and squeeze the pod/pop out the beans~ yummy!

    You can also serve them similar to limas, with a little butter and salt. Just be careful not to overcook, and the smaller the bean, the more tender. I would have eaten that whole bowl that you made for freezing! I think you could simply boil them a few minutes to reheat. Thanks for the post!