Gigante (Giant) Beans are extra-large white beans, popular in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. When cooked, hold their shape, has a tender, yet creamy-meaty texture, sweet, mild taste, and absorb surrounding flavors.
Great for hearty soups or pairing with poultry, seafood, and hearty greens.
Basic preparation: Wash, rise & soak overnight. Add 4 Cups of water / Cup of Bean, 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: 3 cups of cooked beans / Cup of dry beans