Dried Beans

When I was growing up, dried beans or as some call them leather britches, was a staple in our home.  Every year, we spent many hours stringing them up on strings and carrying them to the attic to hang on nails.  I can still remember going up to the attic and seeing rows and rows of green beans drying.  I SO wish I had a picture of that to share with you all.  However, I searched the internet and found this one at wildwoodforestlogcabin.com.

Yesterday, though, I thought I would try something different.  We dehydrated them in our dehydrator following the directions in the book.  They were finished in about 10 hrs-not weeks.  However, I do think we might do it the old way sometime, just so the girls can have that experience.  I hope these taste as good as the ones we used to do.  Enjoy your day and God bless.



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  1. Stringing those beans on the thread was one of the first “big girl” things I learned to do as a kid with Maw Maw Mitchell and after that I did bushels of them 🙂 Man those were good beans!!


  2. I have never done them this way. Nor heard of this. Do you use them in soups? I would be very interested in learning your dehydrating recipe as well. I would also love to know how you eat them.. Thanks and take care Donna.


  3. Funny that this is the first picture I see in your most recent blogs. We are in the process of drying beans! We have 2 gal. already dried and probably 2 more gal. drying. 🙂


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