"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
Take the strings off the beans first. Then string them on thread. Hang the beans in a dry place until they dry. They should rattle. Put in a pillow case after they are dry and add a little black pepper to keep the bugs out. Put them away until you're ready to use them.
To prepare: Bring a pot of water to boil with a little salt. Add beans. Then drain off water and fill with new water. Add a chunk of lard and cook until tender. About 6 hours. Or they can be pressure cooked to shorten the time.
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