All posts tagged: recipes with luipine beans

Three pulses pancake

Sweet lupin beans and their usage as food have troubled me for some time now. In particular, I found (now almost 1.5 years ago) a recipe by “Krümeltiger” for lupin pancakes that kinda gave me an inspiration how to use sweet luipin flour in daily cuisine. Here, you can find my interpretation of the recipe. As I kept on experimenting with this unusual ingredient, I developed a mint-red bell pepper pancake recipe myself which till today remains my favourite recipe for this bean (even when compared to commercial ready-made products – I am proud to announce, it excels). Why all the hazzle? Well, lupines are nutrition-wise very valuable; they are rich in all essential amino acids and tons of other good things. Moreover, they are an agriculturally important alternative to soy beans: they can be cultivated in areas soy beans do not grow; so far, their agricultural production reains more environmentally favourable than soy beans. Wild lupin beans are toxic to humans. In traditional cuisines, they ae prepared in a laborious way to get rid of the toxins, and …

Basic recipe for sweet lupin beans or kernies

Sweet lupin is a legume that only slowly enters the market as human food. Mostly, it is turned into flour first and than used as an additive for a variety of dishes (example recipes can be found here, here, and here). A drawback is that in comparison to its legume relatives, its tastes are rather plain. Therefore, traditional dishes with bitter lupines have them soaked in tasty mixtures of oil and garlic. Prepared in these ways the luipine bean excelles due to its ability to soak in flavours of its surroundings. And, it is this property one should aim to exploit when preparing sweet lupin bean. This method is also easily reproducible with sweet lupines. Cook them (after 2h soaking) for 20-30min in salt water and cover them with a mixture of olive oil, plenty of garlic and some lemon juice. Leave the lupines to soak in the flavours for 2h more hours and serve as a salad with plenty of parsley and onion. In general, the bean will soak in the flavours of any …