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Quicker Beans

Don't have time to soak the beans overnight? There's a quicker way.

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Soaking beans overnight (for the Classic Cassoulet recipe) gives them a creamier texture and shortens their cooking time. But if you’re in a hurry, there’s a faster way:

Pick the beans over and then cook them in boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover, and allow to sit for 1 hour. Drain and cook as instructed. The beans won’t be quite as creamy as those soaked overnight, but the method will work in a pinch.

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