Papa de Rola Bean
Mild with a creamy interior, this rare heirloom is ready to be put to work in your favorite soup or chowder.
This eye-catching bean is thought to be bred in Portugal; we grow them here in the USA. They also go by the name of Dove's Breast. Their beautiful markings resemble Snowcap Beans, but the beans themselves are small and round.
They are mild in flavor and will soak up any flavors you throw at them.
Soups, chowders, pot beans, dips
From the Rancho Gordo Kitchen
The best celery, carrot, onion and garlic from the farmers market with a little extra virgin olive oil would make anyone happy. A spicy Portuguese sausage would be a nice companion!
Check beans for debris, and rinse thoroughly. In a large pot, sauté aromatic vegetables (onions, garlic, celery, carrot, etc.) in olive oil. Add beans and enough water to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to a full boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer, using a lid to help regulate the heat, and gently cook until done, 1 to 3 hours. Salt when the beans start to soften. A pre-soak of 2 to 6 hours will lessen the cooking time.
Navy, Yellow Eye, Snowcap
Country of origin