Flat White Taccole Beans

Flat White Taccole Beans

Some of our favorite green beans are just now showing up in the markets.  These are the green beans with larger, flattened pods that are usually called Romano beans when American seed companies sell them.   In Italy we call these fresh beans taccole (tack-o-lay).

 

Some people also call them piattoni or “big flat ones.”

 

Not only do these beans deliver all the taste and crunch of green beans, but they are pretty big and have an awful lot of flesh compared to a regular green bean. 

 

This is good for both the cook and gardener, as they are easier to harvest and easier to prepare just because one needs less beans to fill the bowl. 

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