This Black Calypso Bean is a rare heirloom bean with a dramatic and beautiful contrasting black and white colors with a dotted eye. When cooked, has creamy rich texture and mild flavor.
Calypso Beans are a delicious addition to pasta, salads, soups casseroles, stews and make a wonderful stuffing for vegetables.
Basic Preparation: Wash, rise & soak overnight, drain. Add 4 cups of fresh water/ cup of soaked beans, bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 60-90 minutes or until tender (add more water as needed). Whisk lightly, remove the floating foam. Flavor with butter or oil, salt to taste and any seasoning if desired. Cook uncovered over low heat until desired consistency.
Yield: 2 1/2 cups of cooked beans / Cup of dry beans