My Baked Beans

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 10

    • Difficulty


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By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

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There are five secrets to taking little dried white pea (or navy, or cannellini) beans to ethereal heights of gastronomy: 1) soaking, parboiling, and cleansing (de-gassing); 2) cooking them twice; 3) cooking them slowly; 4) using a half-glazed (inside) earthenware bean pot; 5) letting them sit overnight after the second cooking and then reheating them.

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