Last night we had an all-InSeason dinner: locally raised chicken (roasted in the oven with just olive oil, seasoned salt, and paprika), native corn, and Royal Burgundy heirloom beans. Huh, what was that last one? I didn't know either, so I was delighted to open the bag and find a few handfuls of dark purple beans:
After washing and trimming them, I discovered that inside, they're just as green as their more-familiar cousins:
But wait! When I lifted the lid to take a peek while they were steaming, here's what I saw:
It's magic! And, indeed, by the time they landed on my plate (with a little butter and salt added), they looked exactly like regular ol' green beans:
Oh, and they were yummy.