My least favorite bean is probably the black eyed bean. This is unfortunate because it’s such a pretty bean, and I like my food pretty. I really do want to like it. But the consistency, ew.
Also unfortunate that I did not know this before buying an entire bag of black eyed beans. Been trying to work through it for ages. (Throw it away? You crazy??)
Finally figured out how to use them up: distraction.
By which I mean, put other things in the dish that distract from the gross consistency of the black eyed bean.
Why didn’t I think of this sooner??
Example of distractions:
LOTS of black olives. You should be thinking I can have all of these olives to myself?! Sweet!
A real nice head of broccoli. How do you know it’s real nice? The color—you should look at it and think what a lovely green color.
Fry the broccoli in the oil from your sun-dried tomatoes. Could they just bottle up this oil and sell? There is no oil I like better than the sun-dried tomato oil.
Bean spaghetti. I like to mention that bean pasta is not quite like regular pasta because if you try bean pasta thinking it’s exactly like regular pasta, and don’t particularly care for beans, you’re going to be disappointed. This spaghetti version though, if I’m not mistaken it does taste like regular pasta. But with better consistency. I.e. it has a nice bite to it and the straws don’t stick together.
To this, I added some garlic salt, onion powder, mustard, tarragon, and mushrooms. Might have poured in tiniest bit of soy milk too. Didn’t notice the beans at all.
Despite there clearly being quite a lot of them.
Was so distracted that I forgot the nooch.
Didn’t really need it though, so that worked out well too.