I've recently discovered the joys of roasted vegetables. More importantly, I've discovered that my kids seem to eat more veggies when I roast them! They are yummy! So when I found the roasted edamame recipe, it was a no-brainer. I've tried this recipe twice. The first time was so-so--like many others, I liked the end result but it was more chewy than crispy. The second time, I decided to try "pre-cooking" the edamame a bit in the microwave in the hopes of drying them out a bit to help with the crisping process. I followed the directions on the bag and, using half the bag, microwaved it covered in plastic wrap for 2 minutes. I then patted the beans dry before coating them in olive oil and garlic salt and pepper. I roasted in my toaster over for 10 minutes at 400 (without cheese). I stirred the beans, added an Italian cheese blend (what I had on hand) and roasted for another 10 minutes. The cheese was pretty toasted after 10 minutes, and the beans, for the most part, were crunchy this time. Still a little chewy, but that's okay with me. I wasn't going for a "dried" type anyway, so these were good for me. I hate to read where other members threw theirs out because of chewiness. Simply roasting longer would have probably resulted in crunchier beans, albeit maybe burned cheese. :-/
You gotta tweak it until it suits you. I'm sure I'll try something a little different next time!
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I've recently discovered the joys of roasted vegetables. More importantly, I've discovered...