A few days ago there was a discussion on KGI about sprouting. I followed it with interest as I have always liked beansprouts - well for several years now anyway.
I learned from the discussion exactly how to sprout seeds and decided to give it a try.
I bought some dried red beans - haricot rouge in France - and started to sprout them. I soaked them for about ten minutes in warm water then drained them and put them into a dark cupboard in the kitchen.
I then soaked them for about a minute every day for the next week or so and watched fascinated as each day new progress could be seen with my tiny young sprouts.
Today, for supper, I decided the time was right and I chose some of the best sprouts and ate them.
They were fabulous. Much better than any sprouts I have had before.
I gave a few to my wife. She is not the most adventurous eater and sprouts were not high on her must eat list. She tentatively took a few - not enough to be called a portion, not even a small portion, but a few. She ate them. Tentatively.
Then she helped herself to a proper sized portion saying how delicious they were. She used the words earthy and I think I agree.
Another first for us.
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