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    Fresh chickpeas?

    I've been seeing these in produce markets and departments the last few months and curious whether anyone here has ever cooked them, and if so - how?
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    I have-- you can cook them like you would any fresh bean or pea, in water, or by sauteeing, steaming, etc. I used to see them, and other fresh beans, often at Meijer's, in Indy. They can be cooked super soft, but I like them with a bit of crunch, just like fresh green beans.

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    Do you shell them, like favas?
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    Wow I have never seen. Now I want to try!...
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    Darn it, and here I was sure you were chiming in with all kinds of recipes and suggestions!
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    LOL I will ask at Jungle Jim's... I wonder if they don't travel well or something because I have never seen them here. I would remember.
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    I wouldn't be surprised, but where the heck do they grow? I think Mediterranean, and I know they are the only non-New World bean that Ranch Gordo sells. Theirs must be grown in CA because they sell them (dried) at the farmers' market, but I've got to assume most in the stores aren't coming from here....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canice View Post
    Do you shell them, like favas?
    Whenever I've found them, they were pre-shelled and didn't even have much skin on them. I'd shell them first, I guess, like favas or other shell beans.

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    I've come across some shells, but they have always come off really easily. I would always check just to make sure they are pre-shelled.

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    The ones I see always look like these:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljt2r View Post
    LOL I will ask at Jungle Jim's... I wonder if they don't travel well or something because I have never seen them here. I would remember.
    Jungle Jims!!! Jungle Jims!!!! My son and DIL live in Cincy and they always take me to JJs when I visit.

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