Saturday, August 2, 2014

Roasted Cannellini Beans Instead of Popcorn

  • One can cannellini beans (white kidney beans)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt (the salt that looks like hail)
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Drain the beans. I don't rinse them.
  3. Put beans in a bowl and toss with some olive oil to coat them lightly - maybe a tablespoon, maybe not.
  4. Add sea salt (the kind that looks like hail, did I say that?) Your discretion.
  5. Dump on cookie sheet and cook at 425° for ten minutes.
  6. Remove the beans from the oven and lower the temperature to 400°.
  7. Gently turn the beans in the cookie sheet over using a spatula.
  8. Return the beans to the 400° oven for 25 minutes or until they seem crunchy. The beans are very hot at this point and I've burned my tongue more times than I care to remember testing for crunchiness but I got the hang of it and they are delicious and nutritious when watching a movie.