Tarbais Beans are known for their incredibly thin skin, providing a tender and creamy texture that is unparalleled in any other legume.
Rinse thoroughly and soak overnight. Rinse and place in a large pot, covered with fresh water. Bring water to a boil for 3 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until tender, about 45 minutes.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Tarbais beans are a classic component of the French dish cassoulet. This version combines garlicky sausage and duck confit with the rich flavors of different cuts of pork. This is certainly a time- and labor-intensive dish, taking up to 3 days to complete including soaking and resting time. However, it is well worth it: the final result is a hearty, comforting casserole that has been treasured in French culture for centuries.