Also known as French or round beans, dwarf beans are small straight green beans. They are quite plump and fleshy and have a soft and tender skin when cooked. Dwarf beans have a fresh, clean flavour.
How to Use
Dwarf beans are served cooked and can be eaten hot or cold. They can be served as an accompanying vegetable and go well with a variety of foods particularly fish, chicken and pork. Dwarf beans can also be included in stir-fries, soups and salads such as the classic French salad Tuna Nicoise which also includes potatoes, olives, anchovies, hard-boiled eggs and salad leaves.
How to Prepare
Wash and top and tail the beans and leave whole or chop into even-sized pieces before cooking.
How to Cook
Dwarf beans can be boiled or steamed. To boil, bring a pan of water to the boil, add the prepared beans and cook for 4 8 minutes or until just tender but still crisp. To steam, place the beans in a steamer and cook for 6-10 minutes or until just tender but still crisp.
How to Store
Keep refrigerated after purchase