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A question about a recipe: Pork Stew with White Beans and Butternut Squash

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I have a question about the recipe "Pork Stew with White Beans and Butternut Squash" from Merrill Stubbs. Hi--if I wanted to make this with fresh white shell beans how many cups?many thanks.

asked by sheimoon almost 4 years ago

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HalfPint
HalfPint

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added almost 4 years ago

1lb dry beans (~2cups) cooked yields about 6 cups cooked, so for the recipe you will need 1.5 cups cooked beans.

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sheimoon
added almost 4 years ago

thanks for taking the time to answer. fresh shell beans are still at the market here in france and now we can find butternut squash too. so i would really like to make this!

Susan W
Susan W

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added almost 4 years ago

I find that 1/2 lb of beans makes about 3-3.5 cups of cooked, so about 1.5 or so of fresh sounds right. Do they expand at all when fresh?

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Susan W
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added almost 4 years ago

By the way, I made this yesterday and it's absolutely delicious.

sheimoon
added almost 4 years ago

hello and thanks very much! no they don't expand very much and i'm never sure of the equivalences -- coulda looked it up, but decided to ask instead ;-)