The Basics: Cannellini Beans

The Basics. Dried Cannelini Beans. Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Age Day Entertaining Pastry Chef RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick Southern Entertaining Southern Hostess TV Cooking Personality Birmingham AlabamaCooking Essentials

The Technique

Cannellini Beans

Cannellini beans may be served by themselves or cooked & added to a variety of recipes from soups & stews to main dishes. Puree them with a bit of olive oil & fresh lemon juice, then season the beans further & you have created a delicious appetizer that may be spread over Buttery Crostini Toasts. Fresh herbs, olives or diced red bell peppers will only enhance the morsel further. Cannelini beans have long been a staple used in Italian cuisine. Learn how to soak & cook this resourceful ingredient for a variety of your favorite recipes.

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makes about 4 cups

1 1/2 cups dried cannellini beans, soaked
6 cups water
1 tsp kosher salt
1 sprig rosemary 
2 crushed garlic cloves
Freshly ground black pepper & crushed red pepper flakes
Olive oil

 Place the soaked cannelini beans in a 3 1/2 quart pan & cover them with the 8 cups of fresh water. Add the salt, the rosemary & the garlic. Bring to a boil over Medium-High heat. Reduce the heat to Medium-Low & simmer partially covered, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Drain the beans & remove the rosemary stem. Season with additional kosher salt, freshly ground pepper & a smattering of crushed red pepper flakes. Drizzle with olive oil just before serving, if desired. 

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How To Soak & Prepare Cannellini Beans For Cooking

Although not a necessary step, soaking cannelini beans overnight will speed up the cooking process. Follow this simple method to have them available for a variety of recipe applications. 

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Soak the cannellini beans in 8 cups cold water in a 3 1/2 quart saucepan 8 hours or overnight. The beans will expand during the process. Drain the beans. Use as directed in specific recipe applications.

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