Monday, November 21, 2005

Roasted soy beans




I recently purchased a huge frozen pack of soybeans for a bargain at Lotus, in the strip district. I wanted to experiment with the bean and try making roasted salted soybeans. The Trader Joe's version of it is really delicious but we do not have it in Pittsburgh yet. So the experiment was very successful and I made an onion flavored version too. They make one tasty snack and salad topper too.

Blanch 2 cups or so of frozen beans in salted boiling water and let them cook till they are soft enough to eat but quite firm (no splitting skins). Spread them on paper towels and dry them completely. Mix the beans in a bowl with 1 tsp oil, sprinkling of salt, some paprika and any other flavoring (like dried herbs, onion powder, garlic powder etc). Spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 450 F (stirring every 5 min) until they are dry, crisp and browned slightly. It took me 20 min or so to crisp them. They will crisp a little more on cooling.

6 comments:

  1. finally, a green jackfruit recipe i can manage! my kind of snack, sounds easy, healthy, cheap and superflavorful. thanks for this one.

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  2. I've tried it with kidney beans, too - works just as well! :)

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  3. It looks very much like fried mixed lentils which is my fav, thanks for experimenting with soybean, you've got me craving this soybean snack!

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  4. This is reaaly interesting Mika. Have never heard of it before - wil try it sometime!

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  5. I'm so glad this worked! I've been thinking of trying something similiar and you've given me the courage to try it!

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  6. What Jennifer said! I've been thinking something similar with green mund beans and yellow mung beans. (Haldiram knockoff, actually with Far less salt!)

    Thanks for trying this and posting here... This helps a lot.

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