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White Coco de Paimpol Beans, 1kg

£7.50
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French white coco beans, not to be confused with cocoa beans, aren’t the prettiest bean to look at but the scuffed yellow pod gives way to a row...
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French white coco beans, not to be confused with cocoa beans, aren’t the prettiest bean to look at but the scuffed yellow pod gives way to a row of elegant white beans that are quite unlike any other legumes.

Traditionally the coco bean has been used in the French classic, cassoulet, a unctuous and comforting dish of beans with pork and confit duck. Officially known as Coco de Paimpol, these beans are a variety of haricot that is semi-dry, which means that there’s no need to soak them in before cooking. Simmer gently in water with some sautéed onion and garlic, a bouquet garni and a chunky ham bone. The result is a meltingly tender bean with a fragrant, nutty taste. 

  • Availability: July-October
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