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how to peel beans using a food processor

How-tos, Tips/How-tos | November 3, 2016 | By

The food processor is such a versatile machine, you sometimes wonder how you managed ages past without one. To peel beans using a food processor, is quick and easy especially if you are processing a large quantity of beans, it can handle a large quantity at a go. There is also no compromise in taste or texture. Peeled beans is used in some Nigerian dishes e.g moi moi, gbegiri and akara. Some types of beans are easier to skin than others.

You can also peel beans manually or with a blender.

How to skin beans using a food processor

Pick beans to remove any grit. Put in a bowl and add enough water to cover it, leave for 5 minutes so that the skin will loosen.


Pour beans and soaking water into the food processor.


Blend for 5 seconds or pulse 2 or 3 times, you will notice the skin has sloughed off.


Pour out into a bowl and add more water, you will notice most of the skin will be on top of the beans.


Place a sieve over a bowl and strain the skin into a it.


Add more water stir gently and strain into the sieve. keep straining until most of the skin has been strained off.


Rinse and use for your recipe.


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