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.
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.