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How to double pod broad beans

How to prepare broad beans

Double podding, or double shelling, broad beans is the process by which you remove the tough outer skins, exposing the beautifully tender bright green beans.
4.67 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 2


  • 500 g broad beans


  • Remove the beans from their outer pods (see pictures above)
  •  Place the beans in a pan of boiling water and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Drain and immediately place in very cold, or iced, water to stop the cooking process.
  • Gently squeeze each bean until the inner section pops out. Discard the outer skins.
  • Add to a salad, reheat, or stir into a risotto or pasta dish.
Keyword broad beans
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