Homemade Edamame

by Ivory Soap

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Soybeans are super easy to grow and if you’re in the South, you can still be planting them RIGHT NOW.  Just get some soybean seeds, plunk them in the ground about 9 per square foot, and watch them grow. In about ten weeks, once the pods feel full, try this recipe.

Homemade Edamame

Big pile of soybeans (in the pod), big pot of boiling water, big pot of ice water, salt.

  1. Put soybeans in boiling water until they turn bright green (~3 minutes).
  2. Immediately plunge into ice water to stop the cooking.  (step 1-2 is called ‘blanching’, btw)
  3. Drain well.
  4. Toss with salt to taste.

YUMMY!!!  And cheap as all get out to boot!


P.S.  Goats do not care for edamame.

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Debbie July 14, 2009 at 5:47 am

I have to agree that these are totally yummy! Thanks for the reminder on planting these little tasties. Everything else isn’t doing so well due to the fact that I didn’t put much prep into my soil this year, long periods of time with no rain, and temperatures that have been hovering around 100 degrees.

We have three of our compost tumblers up and need to add one more (the barrels are going for $26.99 each). That will probably be this upcoming weekend.

Your goats are absolutely adorable. Were you finally able to get permission to keep them in your neighborhood? We’re keeping mum about our chickens. I’ve been keeping them for over 13 years here in this neighborhood and thankfully, I’ve had no complaints from the neighbors.

Take care,


Robin July 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Thanks for the reminder. I have always loved eating them, but never thought to grow them. Unfortunately, living in the northeast I will have to place them on the list of must have’s for next year!

Virginia July 14, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Yesssssss! Thank you so much for this post. I asked about this on facebook and Rebecca told me that you grew your on so I rushed over to your blog. What a wonderful and helpful blog this is. I will be following it from now on 🙂

Tanya walton July 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm

great…I will get hold of some of these tomorrow as I have space since digging my spuds…thanks 🙂

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