Saturday, May 1, 2021

What Are Butter-Beans To YOU?

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A cook on TV just showed them as mature green lima beans. I always considered them DRIED mature limas that were soaked before cooking and had a tan color. How about you?

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7 comments:

Hank said...

They’re two names for the same bean whether canned, frozen, or even dried IMHO! Personally, so called “butter beans” are larger and "more ripe" — hence their yellowish butter color and smoother/softer texture than the still-green "limas" which are usually smaller and often labeled “baby limas.” While I like both, I prefer the well ripened, soft, buttery "butter beans" to the chewy and flat "limas" ... once again even though they are one and the same, just at different stages of ripeness.

c w swanson said...

I'm with you, but then again, I'm not really a bean expert. I just eat em.

Alan said...

Growing up we had two kinds of butter beans. Dried lare white butter beans that came in a clear plastic bag from the grocery store and colored butter beans that we grew in our garden.

tsquared said...

There are different varieties. When I was growing up on the farm we had the early summer green that were half the size of the fall speckled brown butter beans. They had a slightly different taste but we would put up numerous quarts for the times that they were not producing.

I have seen dried lima beans but I will only cook fresh or canned.

Gorges Smythe said...

lol - Well folks, the general consensus seems to be that there IS NO consensus!

Mamahen said...

Lol...I love butter beans. The larger, yellow,more creamy stag of the bean.

Gorges Smythe said...

Me too, Mh.